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greasy man

[cf. Belize griisimán thief (Dayley); the Bah. figure is supposedly based on the ac-tivities of an actual criminal] n. a semi-mythical figure described as a naked, grease-covered rapist living in the forest: 1973 Another local ghost. . was the "greasy man". This cat was supposed to be able to evade everybody that tried to capture him. He was probably the first ghost that tried to molest women and snatch purses. . .lie walked around naked, slicked down in cup grease (Missick 41). (Black)

Tags: folktales, noun

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Last update: 2011-05-19 02:00
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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