Ghoulies and ghosties

Like the Scots who prayed for protection from "ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties," English speakers have a variety of words for imaginary creatures associated with mischief or mayhem. Some of these terms originate in the British Isles, while others have been borrowed from more distant languages. See if you can match these gruesome "beasties" with their meanings!

Date modified: 2020-08-24

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