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2010-09-14 15:22:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Austrian born Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner knows a little about celebrating Oktoberfest and he's not afraid to share it. "It's a wonderful time of the year," he explains, "Just like St. Patrick's Day and Cinco de Mayo, it's time to get together with friends and just have fun." And what better place to gather than at Gutenbrunner's own Blaue Gans - the authentic German - Austrian Bistro located in the heart of Tribeca at 139 Duane Street in New York. Blaue...

2006-08-03 07:40:33

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - A painting returned to the heirs of its Jewish owners by a German museum last month will go under the hammer at Christie's in New York on November 8 and is expected to fetch $18-25 million. The street scene by German expressionist artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is the latest valuable work of restituted art to be sold on quickly by new owners. In June news emerged that cosmetics magnate Ronald S. Lauder had bought a Gustav Klimt portrait for...

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  • 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).