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ogress1

[oh-gris] /ˈoʊ grɪs/
noun
1.
a female monster in fairy tales and popular legend, usually represented as a hideous giant who feeds on human flesh.
2.
a monstrously ugly, cruel, or barbarous woman.
Origin of ogress1
1705-1715
From the French word ogresse, dating back to 1705-15. See ogre, -ess
Usage note
See -ess.

ogress2

[oh-gris] /ˈoʊ grɪs/
noun, Heraldry.
1.
a roundel sable.
Also called pellet.
Origin
First recorded in 1565-75; origin uncertain
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  • Miss Lizzie was the grim and terrible ogress who dwelt in her lonely castle.

    Emmy Lou George Madden Martin
  • With a light heart the young man awaited the return of the ogress.

  • They started on their way, and came to a sheep-farm which belonged to the ogress.

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane
  • They kept on and came to a well, and near it the ogress was sitting.

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane
  • Then the fox threw the ogress down the well, and then entered the ogress' palace.

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane
  • Rosella did as she was told, but the ogress was so angry she was going to eat her.

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane
  • When the ogress heard this she unclasped her hands, saying, "How did my son die?"

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane
  • When the ogress heard it she burst a blood-vessel (in her heart) and died.

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane
  • The ogress, all cut and torn, followed after the lovers, dripping with blood.

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane
  • Then the ogress could stand it no longer, and died in great anguish.

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane

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