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2006-07-27 10:05:46

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - "The Dogs of War," Frederick Forsyth's 1974 bestseller about an attempt by mercenaries to topple the government of a mineral-rich African republic, was closer to fact than readers may realize. The writer has admitted he disguised himself as a potential buyer of illicit arms in the 1970s in order to infiltrate the world of mercenaries for the purposes of researching a book, and came across a real-life plan to stage a coup. The plot of the...


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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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