ogress

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ogress (folklore) a female ogre
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ogress A female ogre.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ogress A female ogre.
    • n ogress In heraldry, a roundel sable.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. ogresse,. See Ogre

Usage

In literature:

The ogress that guards your castle looked as if she might make a meal of me and I was afraid to come any further.
"Little Maid Marian" by Amy E. Blanchard
When the ogress heard it she burst a blood-vessel (in her heart) and died.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
I slept and woke; even my sorrow's ogress Had turned into a fairy sweetly sad!
"Life Immovable" by Kostes Palamas
See, I am but a woman, not an ogress.
"Margaret Tudor" by Annie T. Colcock
Miss Lizzie was the grim and terrible Ogress who dwelt in her lonely castle.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
The Ogress is dead, and there is no more danger.
"The National Nursery Book" by Unknown
He is being neglected by some ogress of a nurse.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
I couldn't possibly bring myself to become an Ogress!
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
Do you know anything more about that awful ogress?
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
Isabella had said that she did not know either Major Heathcote or his wife, but even so, Marion was no ogress.
"East of the Shadows" by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
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In poetry:

Lovingly then the Person smiled,
Gazing upon the face of the child;
Smiled like an ogress - 'Don't despond! -
I am of children all too fond.'
"Mother Doorstep" by Victor James Daley
Taking the mother's coin with a leer
Ogress remarked: 'Don't cry, my dear,
Motherly persons to me are known,
One is named Wood and another Stone.
"Mother Doorstep" by Victor James Daley
And Hop-o'-my-Thumb, whose influence in high places
Was certain to prevail,
Made the kind Ogress, who had hidden and fed them,
Duchess of Draggletail.
"Hop-O-My-Thumb" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

And Lisa Belfiori as the Ogress with Sideshow Mel hair.
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In science:

We find that, as we pr ogressively include more terms, our estimate of the formal Var har (r)i approaches the actual errors observed in the N -body realization.
Multi-mass schemes for collisionless N-body simulations
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