ogre


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ogre \O"gre\ ([=o]"g[~e]r), n. [F., fr. Sp. ogro, fr. L. Orcus
   the god of the infernal regions; also, the lower world,
   hell.]
   An imaginary monster, or hideous giant of fairy tales, who
   lived on human beings; hence, any frightful giant; a cruel
   monster.
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         His schoolroom must have resembled an ogre's den.
                                                  --Maccaulay.
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