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2005-12-15 17:57:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The remains of a U.S. Navy seaman, killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and since dug up twice, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial, the Pentagon said on Thursday. Seaman 2nd Class Warren Hickock of Kalamazoo, Michigan, was assigned to the mine-laying ship USS Sicard at the time but was believed to have been killed while doing temporary duty aboard the ill-fated battleship USS Pennsylvania. In 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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