- Phantom (n) A folklore character; a very tall, misty white figure who stands at crossroads, and traps those who pass between his legs.
- Then there were phantom – the headless spectre with extremely long legs that grip his victims in a death squeeze (Ahye 1983:45).
- Even our mighty phantoms have found themselves confused with the old character from the comic strips (Araujo 1984:43).
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- Source: Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago by Lise Winer.
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