guytrash

\\ˈgī.trash\ noun (-es)
Etymology: origin unknown
dialect England : a specter or ghost especially in the form of an animal

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guytrash, guyzard

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  • guytrash —  , gytrash, guytrash    A frightening shape changing apparition, usually in animal form, in the folklore of northern England. It was described by Branwell Bronte (d. 1848) in his unpublished fragment Percy as a spectre not at all similar to the… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • guytrash — guy·trash …   English syllables

  • guyzard — guytrash, guyzard vars. gytrash, guisard …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gytrash — The Gytrash, a legendary black dog known in northern England, was said to haunt lonely roads awaiting travellers. Appearing in the shape of horses, mules, or dogs, the Gytrash haunt solitary ways and lead people astray. They are usually feared,… …   Wikipedia

  • bogey —    , bogy, bogie    In modern folklore studies, the term bogey or bogeyman is applied to any figure deliberately used to frighten others, almost always children, to control their behaviour.    Formerly, the related words bogey, *bogle, *boggart,… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • dogs —    It is commonly believed that dogs can sense anything uncanny, and show terror if forced to pass a haunted spot; if they howl for no reason, especially at night, it portends death, either in the house nearest to which they howl or to some of… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • fairies —    The basic European repertoire of beliefs and tales about fairies is less fully preserved in England than in the Celtic areas of Wales, Ireland, and Highland Scotland, though much of it was well known here in the 17th century, and later.… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • gytrash —  , gytrash, guytrash    A frightening shape changing apparition, usually in animal form, in the folklore of northern England. It was described by Branwell Bronte (d. 1848) in his unpublished fragment Percy as a spectre not at all similar to the… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • shape-changing —    A frequent belief about witches was that they would turn into animals. As *Gervase of Tilbury wrote (c.1211), Women have been seen and wounded in the shape of cats by persons who were secretly on the watch, and . . . next day the women have… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • gytrash — ˈgī.ˌtrash variant of guytrash …   Useful english dictionary

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