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2009-07-30 15:36:41

The Memphis Liberty Bell, formerly in the city's defunct Libertyland amusement park, has been returned to the city following disagreements about ownership. The 3,000-pound bell, which was moved to Tunica, Miss., after the annual Mid-South Fair, had been displayed at Libertyland until the park closed. The bell was moved from Memphis in anticipation of a new permanent location in Tunica, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported. Jim Rout, general manager of the Mid-South Fair, said an agreement...


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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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