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specter


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Specter  \Spec"ter\,  Spectre  \Spec"tre\,  n.  [F.  spectre,  fr  L. 
  spectrum  an  appearance,  image,  specter,  fr  specere  to  look 
  See  {Spy},  and  cf  {Spectrum}.] 
  1.  Something  preternaturally  visible;  an  apparition;  a  ghost; 
  a  phantom. 
 
  The  ghosts  of  traitors  from  the  bridge  descend,  With 
  bold  fanatic  specters  to  rejoice.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  tarsius. 
  b  A  stick  insect. 
 
  {Specter  bat}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  phyllostome  bat. 
 
  {Specter  candle}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  belemnite. 
 
  {Specter  shrimp}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  skeleton  shrimp.  See  under 
  {Skeleton}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  specter 
  n  1:  a  mental  representation  of  some  haunting  experience;  "he 
  looked  like  he  had  seen  a  ghost";  "it  aroused  specters 
  from  his  past"  [syn:  {ghost},  {shade},  {spook},  {wraith}, 
  {spectre}] 
  2:  an  unusual  appearing  ghostly  figure;  "we  were  unprepared  for 
  the  apparition  that  confronted  us"  [syn:  {apparition},  {phantom}, 
  {spectre}] 




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