Vampire
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A blood-sucking ghost; a soul of a dead person superstitiously believed to come from the grave and wander about by night sucking the blood of persons asleep, thus causing their death. This superstition is now prevalent in parts of Eastern Europe, and was especially current in Hungary about the year 1730.

2. (n.) Fig.: One who lives by preying on others; an extortioner; a bloodsucker.

3. (n.) Either one of two or more species of South American blood-sucking bats belonging to the genera Desmodus and Diphylla. These bats are destitute of molar teeth, but have strong, sharp cutting incisors with which they make punctured wounds from which they suck the blood of horses, cattle, and other animals, as well as man, chiefly during sleep. They have a caecal appendage to the stomach, in which the blood with which they gorge themselves is stored.

4. (n.) Any one of several species of harmless tropical American bats of the genus Vampyrus, especially V. spectrum. These bats feed upon insects and fruit, but were formerly erroneously supposed to suck the blood of man and animals. Called also false vampire.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
VAMPIRE

vam'-pir (alaqah): the Revised Version margin for "horseleach" (Proverbs 30:15) has "vampire."

See HORSELEACH.

Library

The Northern Mountains
... Then we inspected a Coolie's great toe, which had been severely bitten
by a vampire in the night. And here let me say, that the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/at last/chapter xi the northern mountains.htm

And Disputes
... the archdeacon took the chair. It was a clear case of Vampire. The man
must be dug up, cut to bits, and burnt. But the bishop was ...
/.../marson/hugh bishop of lincoln/chapter vii name disputes.htm

Useful Phrases
... vain contemplation. vainglorious show. valid objection. valuable acquisition. valueless
assertion. vampire tongue. vanished centuries. vantage ground. ...
/.../kleiser/fifteen thousand useful phrases/section i useful phrases.htm

The Gods of Egypt
... them waking and sleeping by its sudden apparitions, struck them down with disease
or madness,[**] and would even suck their blood like the modern vampire. ...
/.../chapter ii the gods of egypt.htm

The Temples and the Gods of Chaldaea
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 3. <. ...
/.../chapter iithe temples and the.htm

Thesaurus
Vampire
... These bats feed upon insects and fruit, but were formerly erroneously supposed to
suck the blood of man and animals. Called also false vampire. Int. ...VAMPIRE. ...
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Horseleach (1 Occurrence)
... leech," from root `aliq, "to cling"; Septuagint bdella, "leech"): The word occurs
only once, in Proverbs 30:15, the Revised Version margin "vampire." In Arabic ...
/h/horseleach.htm - 7k

Nightmonster
... the basis of the evidence to erase "Alukah" (Proverbs 30:15, the Revised Version
(British and American) "horse-leech," by some translated "vampire") and "Azazel ...
/n/nightmonster.htm - 17k

Night-monster
... the basis of the evidence to erase "Alukah" (Proverbs 30:15, the Revised Version
(British and American) "horse-leech," by some translated "vampire") and "Azazel ...
/n/night-monster.htm - 17k

Vaniah (1 Occurrence)

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Valuing (1 Occurrence)

/v/valuing.htm - 6k

Bat (2 Occurrences)
... and tail. The common bats are small and insectivorous. See Cheiroptera and
Vampire. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BAT. (`aTaleph ...
/b/bat.htm - 10k



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