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Real Summer Superheroes Are Kids With Asthma
2012-06-13 15:23:30

This summer, superheroes like Spider-Man, Batman, and even Snow White will showcase their staggering strengths on the big screen. A Rutgers—Camden professor says that children with asthma are the real-life superheroes, facing down breathlessness and operating life-saving devices whenever and wherever asthma attacks strike. Cindy Dell Clark, who teaches anthropology at Rutgers—Camden, recently published research that analyzes Hollywood´s portrayal of children with asthma...


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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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