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  • n  a cruel wicked and inhuman person
  • n  (folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings

  • In one story a plastic grocery bag becomes a "magic mask" that protects a young husband when he visits a feathered ogre to help his wife conceive.
  • The hero's an ogre and the princess can be almost as gross in the delightfully fractured fairy tale Shrek.
  • The trial reduced Saddam from an ogre to a mere mortal, then to a figure of fun and finally into a pathetic, shriveled-up old man.

  • Danny Rolling in USA Today
    In a letter to The Associated Press in 2002, Rolling wrote: "I assure you I am not a salivating ogre. Granted ...... time's past; the dark era of long ago - Dr. Jeckle & Mr. Hyde did strike up & down the corridors of insanety."
  • Jules Feiffer in Seattle Times
    It's a picture book called "The Odious Ogre." "I was determined in this book to do the largest ogre in children's-book history - and the beefiest,Feiffer said.
  • Jason Ryles in South Western Rural Advertiser
    I just remember getting a solid knock and then getting up - it felt like I was trying to play footy with 12 schooners in me,Ryles said yesterday. "Stuff like that isn't intentional, especially from Ogre, he goes in hard all the time."

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