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 Bahaignons,Bail (French, bailler). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bahr Geist (A).
 
A banshee or greyspectre.   1
        “Know then (said Eveline) it [the Bahr Geist] is a spectre, usually the image of the departed person, who, either for wrong suffered, sustained during life, or through treasure hidden, . . haunts the spot from time to time, becomes familiar to those who dwell there, and takes an interest in their fate.”—Sir W. Scott: The Betrothed, chap. 15.
 


 Bahaignons,Bail (French, bailler). 

 
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