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2008-07-22 12:00:47

By Dave Marcus, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 22--Eric Mendelsohn steps out of a blue minivan and gazes at a house in Northport. It has a wide front porch, bay windows and delicately peeling paint. Perfect. He leaves a note telling the homeowner he wants it. Back in the van, he peers out the windshield at Colonials, Victorians, split-levels. He still needs three more houses. Also a set of watercolor paintings, a globe and an ambulance. Mendelsohn, who teaches filmmaking at...


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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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