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2008-11-06 21:00:07

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, on an official visit to Russia, described U.S. President-elect Barack Obama as "young, handsome and even suntanned." The joke, if that is what it was, provoked ridicule and anger in Italy, The Daily Telegraph reported. "Right on time, here comes the first sensational gaffe," said La Repubblica, one of the country's major newspapers. Berlusconi made the remark while speculating on the effect of the U.S. election on relations with Russia and its...


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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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