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2006-07-18 17:42:32

By Jeanne King NEW YORK (Reuters) - A convicted con artist was indicted in Manhattan on Tuesday on charges of stealing a Degas sculpture worth about $600,000 from a wealthy art collector and arranging to sell it. Thomas Doyle, 49, was accused of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property for taking the Degas bronze of a dancer looking at the sole of her right foot and titled "Danseuse Regardant le Plant de son Pied Droit." He faces up to 15 years in prison if...


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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.
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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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