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2006-01-03 19:32:49

By Damian Wroclavsky BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Argentina canceled its entire $9.5 billion debt to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday, effectively cutting free from the Washington-based lender after years of bitter clashes. "This is the start of a new phase," a smiling Economy Minister Felisa Miceli told reporters after the transaction was completed. Argentine President Nestor Kirchner announced on December 15 the government would use nearly a third of its foreign...


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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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