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2009-08-26 16:40:00

A British woman says her goldfish jumped out of its tank and survived on a stone floor for seven hours -- the second such tale out of England in recent months. Paula Dunster, 46, of Redcar, England, said she noticed Sparkle, her 18-month-old goldfish, missing from the tank he shares with another goldfish and was stumped when her partner told her he did not remove it, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. We didn't know what had happened really, but I thought I would get another fish because...

2008-09-02 00:00:17

Westcountry lensman Tony Howell's work has an instantly recognisable style, for he creates simple, uncluttered compositions that evoke a sense of peace and stillness. Not for nothing is the 48- year-old regarded as one England's finest landscape photographers, as he prides himself on being a perfectionist when working with his camera. Born in Plymouth, Tony began taking photographs when his dad gave him a Kodak Instamatic. He snapped away at sunrises and sunsets, then a friend showed him a...


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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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