Hagioscope

Ha"gi*o*scope`

(h"j**skp`), n. [Gr. "a`gios sacred + -scope.] An opening made in the interior walls of a cruciform church to afford a view of the altar to those in the transepts; -- called, in architecture, a squint. Hook.
[1913 Webster]

hag"-rid`den

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hag"rid`den

(hg"rd`d'n), a. Ridden by a hag or witch; hence, afflicted with nightmares; tormented or harassed by nightmares or unreasonable fears. Beattie. Cheyne.
Syn. -- tormented.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

hagridden . . . by visions of an imminent heaven or hell upon earth
C. S. Lewis

 

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