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2008-10-05 12:00:19

Text of report by privately-owned Zimbabwean weekly newspaper The Standard website on 4 October [Report by Vusumuzi Sifile : "Cloud Over State Varsities"] The crisis at state universities has reached unprecedented levels with all major centres of learning failing to open for the first semester of the 2008/2009 academic year. The Standard has so far confirmed that the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), National University of Science and Technology (Nust), Midlands State University (MSU) and...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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