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used in The House of the Seven Gables

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fairy tales:  a frightening giant — especially one who likes to eat people


an evil, hideous, and frightening person
  • They are unavoidable at this moment, standing, as you do, on the outer verge of your long seclusion, and peopling the world with ugly shapes, which you will soon find to be as unreal as the giants and ogres of a child's story-book.
    Chapter 3 — The First Customer (17% in)
  • It was he, you know, of whom it used to be said, in reference to his ogre-like appetite, that his Creator made him a great animal, but that the dinner-hour made him a great beast.
    Chapter 18 — Governor Pyncheon (46% in)
  • As for the children, they took to their heels, with one accord, and scampered as if some giant or ogre were in pursuit, until, at a good distance from the house, they stopped as suddenly and simultaneously as they had set out.
    Chapter 19 — Alice's Posies (79% in)

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