Usage examples for banshee

  1. The most famous Banshee of ancient times was that attached to the kingly house of O'Brien, Aibhill, who haunted the rock of Craglea above Killaloe, near the old palace of Kincora. – The Best Ghost Stories by Various
  2. The banshee, then, is said to be an immaterial and immortal being, attached, time out of mind, to various respectable and ancient families in Ireland, and is said always to appear to announce, by cries and lamentations, the death of any member of that family to which she belongs. – Stories by English Authors: Ireland by Various
  3. Peace, peace, Banshee-" keening" at every window. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  4. " Kathleen could never die," Mrs. O'Brien said, " without I'ld hear the banshee." – Fairies and Folk of Ireland by William Henry Frost
  5. The rasping, nerve- chilling sound roared about his head and the lashing screech of the monsoon was a banshee- wail in his ears as he stumbled and staggered on, driven by the wildest, most elemental fear he had ever known. – Monsoons of Death by Gerald Vance
  6. While the cry of his son yet sounded in his ears, another cry like its echo from another world, rang ghastly through the storm like the cry of the banshee. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  7. However, the boy, who appeared quite sensible, still persisted that he heard some one crying, and furthermore said, " It is the Banshee, as I have heard it before." – The Best Ghost Stories by Various
  8. The figure waved her arms towards the house, and my mother heard the bitter wailing of the Banshee. – The Best Ghost Stories by Various
  9. The boring inner spaceship starts screeching like a banshee. – Operation Earthworm by Joe Archibald
  10. But even while this was being done, the Banshee, the Flying Fish which had destroyed the forts, had taken up her position a thousand feet above the doomed squadron. – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  11. The cry of the banshee in an American house was past belief, even in an atmosphere surcharged with fear and all the horror surrounding a great crime; and in the secret reckoning I was making against a person I will not even name at this juncture, I added it as another suspicious circumstance. – The Woman in the Alcove by Anna Katharine Green
  12. It was like the wail of the banshee, which sounds clear to the fated hearer above all other noises. – Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  13. The " Banshee" is a gloomy, foreboding spirit, of rather aristocratic tastes, as she is only attached to highly respectable old families. – Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children by Grace Greenwood
  14. Then Tim went and bought a castle, a real old castle, from an impoverished lord- with fine furniture, pictures, horses, hounds, plate, wines, whiskey, and a famous Banshee, who lived in an old turret, especially built for her accommodation. – Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children by Grace Greenwood
  15. And being Irish, don't you know, Celtic, as old Buffle used to say, charming songs, you know, about the Irish girl who has a plaid shawl- and a Banshee. – G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study by Julius West