ogre

Definitions

  • PUSS CALLS ON THE OGRE
    PUSS CALLS ON THE OGRE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ogre (folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings
    • n ogre a cruel wicked and inhuman person
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Cat and the Ogre The Cat and the Ogre
The Ogre received him very civilly, and asked him what he wanted The Ogre received him very civilly, and asked him what he wanted
The ogre had seven young daughters The ogre had seven young daughters
Down Came the Beanstalk, Down Came the Ogre Down Came the Beanstalk, Down Came the Ogre
The ogre came tumbling down the beanstalk after him The ogre came tumbling down the beanstalk after him
THE OGRE COLLAPSED IN HIS CHAIR THE OGRE COLLAPSED IN HIS CHAIR

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ogre ō"gẽr An imaginary monster, or hideous giant of fairy tales, who lived on human beings; hence, any frightful giant; a cruel monster. "His schoolroom must have resembled an ogre's den."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ogre In fairy tales and popular legend, a giant or hideous monster of malignant disposition, supposed to live on human flesh; hence, one likened to or supposed to resemble such a monster.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ogre ō′gėr a man-eating monster or giant of fairy tales
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Quotations

  • James Fenton
    James Fenton
    “The lullaby is the spell whereby the mother attempts to transform herself back from an ogre to a saint.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. Sp. ogro, fr. L. Orcus, the god of the infernal regions; also, the lower world, hell
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. ogre—Sp. ogro—L. orcus, the lower world.

Usage

In literature:

Thus, in a Basque tale the lad is set to find a ring lost by the ogre in a river.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
The pasha whom he found installed at Mosul was, in appearance and temper, more like an ogre than a man.
"Chaldea" by Zénaïde A. Ragozin
Then he changed back into an ogre again.
"The National Nursery Book" by Unknown
We were, in fact, liberating the traditional distressed damsel from the clutches of the ogre.
"The Better Germany in War Time" by Harold Picton
Jack looked at a fat pig in the sty with the eye of an ogre.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
I used to think of him as an ogre who would come creeping up the back stairs after dark and carry me off bodily if I wasn't good.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The man who walked into Hansen's control room was hardly the ogre he had been prepared for.
"No Moving Parts" by Murray F. Yaco
I'm hungry as an ogre!
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
The ogre received him as civilly as an ogre could do and made him sit down.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Now it happened that the famous ogre, Kostey, who lived underground, was a great admirer of beauty.
"Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen" by Alexander Chodsko
I sniff the ogre here, auntie.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Jael's ogre-footsteps had hardly ceased to resound from the wooden stairs, when these shook again to the tread of Dr. Brown.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Did you not know that I am that royalist ogre's future son-in-law?
"The Bronze Eagle" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Flight from Ogre, xviii.
"Europa's Fairy Book" by Joseph Jacobs
The ogre won't be coming to-night.
"Hoodie" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
The Green Ogre was planting peas, one by one.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
He regarded Peaks as a horrible ogre, whose only mission in the ship was to persecute and circumvent him.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
To me he was an ogre, a great merciless tyrant, a giant with a club.
"The Blue Germ" by Martin Swayne
Mandeville, having eat like an ogre, began to drink like a dromedary.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
The creature who had seized him looked like an ogre, so Panther addressed him in the ogre tongue.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
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In poetry:

But, alas! I never dream such things,
And when I jump and wake
As an oozy ogre clutches me—
It's just a stomach ache!
"Dreams" by John Chipman Farrar
I bend like an ogre above you;
I bury my face in your curls;
I fold you, I clasp you, I love you.
O baby, queen-blossom of girls!
"To My Daughter" by Archibald Lampman
"An Ogre lives here, cruel and bloody minded!
He eats up little boys!
Run, run! I hear him coming from the mountains,
I know him by the noise!"
"Hop-O-My-Thumb" by Clara Doty Bates
As for the Ogre, in his sleep he tumbled
Down from that ledge of rock,
And was so bumped and bruised he never rallied,
But perished from the shock.
"Hop-O-My-Thumb" by Clara Doty Bates
Meanwhile Puss, in advance,
To the Ogre's palace fled,
Where he sat, with a great club in his hand,
And a monstrous ugly head.
She mewed politely as she went in,
But he only grinned, with a dreadful grin.
"Puss In Boots" by Clara Doty Bates
Who lives for self alone should be
Placed in some lonely, hollow tree,
And left to toad and bat and owl--
To creatures man considers foul--
Where he shall be perpetual prey
For frightful ogres night and day.
"Selfishness" by Jared Barhite

In news:

Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) pays a visit to a child-eating ogre (Doug Jones) who's no less ominous than the forces of totalitarianism around her in 1940s Spain.
Princess Triana & The Ogre of Castlebum/Heat Wave, Crime Wave (#114).
VIOLENCE The loggers are ogres and there are some pratfalls, but it would be hard to fault the film for violence.
Ogre 's midlife crisis less fun than a barrel of donkeys.
As near as I can tell, Volker Schlöndorff's The Ogre (1996) had almost no kind of a US release.
Shrek is back again (again), and this time out the ogre gets to rule the kingdom.
The New Son-in-Law 's an Ogre, And Hollywood Is the Target.
Finn winds up to cast a spell at a charging ogre in ' Sorcery .
" As editor Michael di Capua put it, " 'this story about the ogre is extremely witty and has a certain ...
The ogre Shrek (the voice of Mike Myers) in "Shrek 2.".
You were thrilled with stories of nasty gnomes, ogres and dragon-slaying heroes.
Jim Henson's puppet character Sweetums the ogre shows off the star with more.
Ubu is a tyrant and an ogre, and Ma Ubu is his opportunistic wife.
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In science:

It is easy to see that every instance of OR can be rewritten as an instance of OGR where all sets of responses are singletons.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
The second extension, which is even wider scoped than OGR, is a problem specification where the required event ordering is given by any arbitrary partial order.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
The Generalized Ordering problem will be defined and studied In this chapter we will focus on the OGR problem. in the next chapter.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
As we will show, nested common knowledge is a necessary requirement in protocols that solve the OGR problem.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
In fact, we show that nested common knowledge is necessitated even if the protocol only weakly solves OGR, according to the following definition.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
Note that every protocol that solves OGR also weakly solves it, but that the opposite implication does not hold. A protocol that weakly solves OGR does not necessitate that any of the responses occur in a triggered run.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
The theorem is proved for protocols weakly solving the OGR problem.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
An immediate corollary gives us that the same conditions hold for protocols that (non-weakly) solve the OGR.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
Recalling the Ordered Group Response problem from chapter 5 and the notion of weakly solving, we note that each of the linearly ordered requirements just mentioned is in fact a requirement of the protocol that it weakly solve an instance of the OGR problem that is specified by the component chain.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
As the occurrences of Ch for all h ≤ k are necessary whenever component C occurs, we have by definition that P weakly solves the OGR instance defined by (cid:104)τ , C1 , .., Ck (cid:105).
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
RπGr (1 × p)∗ (F ∨ ⊗ det F ) = (det RπGr (1 × p)∗ det F )r−1 ⊗ OGr (−d).
Degeneration of moduli spaces and generalized theta functions
One has the exact sequence (See Charpter II, Proposition 6.5, of [Ha]) Z i−→ P ic(Gr) −→ P ic(Gr r D) −→ 0, where i(1) = OGr (−D).
Degeneration of moduli spaces and generalized theta functions
For any L ∈ P ic( eQF ), if p∗L|GrrD is trivial, then there exists m ∈ Z such that p∗L = i(m) = p∗ (Λm ) ⊗ OGr (ma0 ).
Degeneration of moduli spaces and generalized theta functions
The m has to be zero, namely, p∗L = OGr , which implies clearly that L is trivial.
Degeneration of moduli spaces and generalized theta functions
Let SGr be the tautological bundle on Gr(k , V ) and let S⊥ Gr be the dual of the quotient bundle, that is ((V ⊗ OGr )/SGr )∗ .
Homogeneous Vector Bundles on Symplectic Grassmannians
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