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 for Ghost moth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ghost \Ghost\ (g[=o]st), n. [OE. gast, gost, soul, spirit, AS.
     g[=a]st breath, spirit, soul; akin to OS. g[=e]st spirit,
     soul, D. geest, G. geist, and prob. to E. gaze, ghastly.]
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     1. The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.]
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              Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament.
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     2. The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased
        person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a
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              The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose. --Shak.
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              I thought that I had died in sleep,
              And was a blessed ghost.              --Coleridge.
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     3. Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a
        phantom; a glimmering; as, not a ghost of a chance; the
        ghost of an idea.
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              Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the
              floor.                                --Poe.
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     4. A false image formed in a telescope by reflection from the
        surfaces of one or more lenses.
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     Ghost moth (Zool.), a large European moth ({Hepialus
        humuli); so called from the white color of the male, and
        the peculiar hovering flight; -- called also great
     Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit; the Paraclete; the Comforter;
        (Theol.) the third person in the Trinity.
     To give up the ghost or To yield up the ghost, to die; to
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              And he gave up the ghost full softly. --Chaucer.
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              Jacob . . . yielded up the ghost, and was gathered
              unto his people.                      --Gen. xlix.
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