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What is Ghosting?
any of various magical symbols of usually stylized design, as those painted on barns by the Pennsylvania Dutch for protection against evil spirits and now sometimes used for purely decorative purposes.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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