It is thought that the name Shuck is a derivation of the Old English word Scucca, meaning demon or spirit, and that Barguest comes from the German term Bargiest, which translates as spirit of the graveyard.
The Black Dog is often known as Black Shuck, Wisht Hound, Guytrash, Shriker, Barguest, or Grim.
The two women adjourned to the front porch to cut green beans and shuck corn.
"I've got to go wash my hands and shuck this coat," she said.
In Cambridgeshire and on the Norfolk coast it is known as Shuck or Shock.