This untranslatable word is a derivative of the Icelandic Gandr, and means magic of the black or malefic sort.
A sort of malefic magnetism exuded from every pore of his skin.
The malefic Powers of savages have generally been absorbed by higher beings or have otherwise disappeared.
What malefic jest of Fate led her to select the story of Georgie-Porgie?
We consider ourselves as soldiers waging battle against the blind, malefic forces of nature.
Saturn and Mars are causers of evil or malefic; the first from his excess of cold, and the other from his excess of heat.
And who, he asked, can allege one immoral deed, one malefic practice against the noble wife of the conqueror of Britain?
But if the malefic influence is too powerful for them to avert, then they cause death in the various manners above described.
Pliny said that the moon corrupted carcases of animals exposed to its malefic rays.
We know few places where all the virtues, unchoked by the malefic weeds of vice, grow more luxuriantly.