Vampire

Vampire is British slang for an extortionist.
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Vampire

HMAS Vampire was an Australian flotilla leader destroyer of 1100 tons displacement built in Britain in 1917, she saw action as a flotilla leader during the Great War and was transferred to the Royal Australian Navy in 1932. HMAS Vampire carried a complement of 134 and was powered by oil burning boilers providing a top speed of 34 knots. She was arm...
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vampire

[n] - (folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living
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vampire

In Hungarian and Slavonic folklore, an `undead` corpse that sleeps in its coffin by day and sucks the blood of the living by night, often in the form of a bat. Dracula is a vampire in popular...
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Vampire

Vam'pire noun [ French vampire (cf. Italian vampiro , G. & Dutch vampir ), from Servian vampir .] [ Written also vampyre .] 1. A blood-sucking ghost; a soul of a dead person superstitiously believed to come from the grave and wander about by night sucking the...
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vampire

1. A blood-sucking ghost; a soul of a dead person superstitiously believed to come from the grave and wander about by night sucking the blood of persons asleep, thus causing their death. This superstition is now prevalent in parts of Eastern Europe, and was especially current in Hungary about the year 1730. 'The persons who turn vampires are genera...
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vampire

lamia noun (folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living
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Vampire

• (n.) Either one of two or more species of South American blood-sucking bats belonging to the genera Desmodus and Diphylla. These bats are destitute of molar teeth, but have strong, sharp cutting incisors with which they make punctured wounds from which they suck the blood of horses, cattle, and other animals, as well as man, chiefly during s...
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vampire

in popular legend, a bloodsucking creature, supposedly the restless soul of a heretic, criminal, or suicide, that leaves its burial place at night, ... [1 related articles]
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vampire

vampire, in folklore, animated corpse that sucks the blood of humans. Belief in vampires has existed from the earliest times and has given rise to an amalgam of legends and superstitions. They were most commonly thought of as spirits or demons that left their graves at night to seek and enslave thei...
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Vampire

In Slav mythology, a Vampire is a nocturnal demon. It is manifested in various forms, the most usual being that of the spirit of the recently dead, or a demon occupying the dead body, returning to suck the blood of the living. Examination of a body thus demonstrating its vampirism would reveal a fresh, ruddy colour and the suppleness of life. The w...
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vampire

In Hungarian and Slavonic folklore, an `undead` corpse that sleeps in its coffin by day and sucks the blood of the living by night, often in the form of a bat. Dracula is a vampire in popular fiction, based on the creation of Bram Stoker. The victims are generally said to become vampires themselves over time
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Vampire

[card game] Vampire is a vampire-themed card game designed by Reiner Knizia. The goal is to meld sets of vampires from six different suits. The game ends when all cards have been drawn, or a player has melded vampires from all six suits, and the winner is the player with the most points. ...
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Vampire

[Blade] Vampires (Homines nocturnae, Latin: `Night Human`) in Marvel Comics` Blade universe, are an offshoot of humanity descended from Drake (also known as Dracula or Dagon), an ancient Sumerian immortal who was worshipped as a god. There are two biological groups of vampires: those that are born and those that are turned. `Purebloods` are...
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Vampire

[Middle-earth] In J. R. R. Tolkien`s fantasy writings, the term vampire is used loosely to designate mysterious bat-like creatures serving Morgoth and Sauron. Almost nothing is known about them, though Tolkien does name one: Thuringwethil. Sauron also took the shape of a vampire on at least one occasion, while he still had the ability to ch...
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Vampire

[roller coaster] Vampire is an Arrow suspended swinging roller coaster at Chessington World of Adventures Resort theme park in London, England. It opened in 1990 in the new Transylvania area, and was designed by John Wardley. The ride closed during the 2001 season so it could be modified to use new trains, and reopened in 2002. It has a got...
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Vampire

[Dungeons & Dragons] In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the vampire is an undead creature. A humanoid or monstrous humanoid creature can become a vampire, and looks as it did in life, with pale skin, haunting red eyes, and a feral cast to its features. A new vampire is created when another vampire drains the life out of a ...
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Vampire

A Vampire is a mythical being who subsists by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures. In folkloric tales, undead vampires often visited loved ones and caused mischief or deaths in the neighbourhoods they inhabited when they were alive. They wore shrouds and were often described as bloated and of ruddy or d...
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Vampire

Legend's most charming bloodsucker gets a whole section of this website all to itself.
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