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bogle

[boh-guh l, bog-uh l] /ˈboʊ gəl, ˈbɒg əl/
noun
1.
a bogy; specter.
Also, boggle.
Origin of bogle
1495-1505
1495-1505; bog (variant of bug2 bugbear, hobgoblin) + -le
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  • They found bogle in his yard, and told him that they had a warrant for his apprehension.

  • They had not the slightest doubt that Raikes and bogle were outside.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • “A little faster, youngster,” urged bogle, in a gruff voice.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • bogle drew a packet of letters from his pocket and held them up.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • “You will find out presently,” said bogle, with a mocking smile.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • “A bullet through your head, and a grave in the 163swamp,” added bogle.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • Just as he got possession of the weapon, bogle dashed at him with a cry of fury.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • Nearer and nearer came bogle, noisily threshing the undergrowth.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
British Dictionary definitions for bogle

bogle1

/ˈbəʊɡəl; ˈbɒɡ-/
noun
1.
a dialect or archaic word for bogey1 (sense 1)
2.
(Scot) a scarecrow
Word Origin
C16: from Scottish bogill, perhaps from Gaelic; compare Welsh bygel; see bug²

bogle2

/ˈbəʊɡəl/
noun
1.
a rhythmic dance, originating in the early 1990s, performed to ragga music
verb
2.
(intransitive) to perform such a dance
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