n.— «The men took fright at seeing the line of flickering lights approaching through the mist believing the ghostly apparitions to be Punkies—the souls of unbaptized children. “Punkie” is also a local term for the luminous emissions of marsh gas that can sometimes be seen in damp, low-lying areas.» —“It’s Punkie Night tonight!” by Alex Cameron Chard & Ilminster News (Chard, Somerset, United Kingdom) Oct. 26, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Tagged with →