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2008-05-18 03:00:00

By Kathleen Kernicky, South Florida Sun-Sentinel May 18--Patti Ershowsky had been through the thinning hair, dry mouth and chipped fingernails. When she developed an annoying case of acne that made her feel like a teenager stuck in puberty, the 51-year-old soccer mom went looking for relief. "I was so depressed. I was feeling so bad about myself," said Ershowsky, of Cooper City, who is on her third regimen of chemotherapytreatment since she was diagnosed with colon cancer more than a year...


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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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