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2006-10-31 15:01:17

By Bill Sizemore, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Oct. 31--VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary Buckley, a vivacious mother of four sons and the spark plug for countless family outings and neighborhood barbecues, spent the last 2-1/2 years of her life in a cruel medical limbo. It was as if she was just an empty body, her family and friends said. Her soul, her spirit -- whatever it was that made her a treasured soul mate, confidante and the life of every party -- was gone. On Oct. 23, her body...


Word of the Day
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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