A glowing shadowy wraith in the marsh addressed by a child in a coracle about his lost pet goldfish.
The Scottish Word:

Bogle.

Here you. Are you the bogilly bogle o Hrungnirøss the muckle trow wha drooned in the wilsome moss holes oer the bye?

Wha walks the watters maist nichts by the scarrow o the moon.

If’n so mha brither says you can use yer weirdin weys tae bring back Erchie my pet goldfish, wha’s runnin wild in the watters here.

Translation:

bogle: terrifying ghost, goblin

I say. Are you the haunted ghost of Hrungnirøss the giant troll who drowned in the treacherous bog over that way?

Who walks the waters most nights by the glimmer of the moon.

If this is so my brother says you can use your supernatural ways get Archibald my pet goldfish back, who’s running wild in the waters here.

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The Scottish Word: bogle with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.

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