A specter hound which appears whenever a calamity is at hand, or in localities where some accident or evil deed may have occurred. It is called Shriker in allusion to the sound of its voice when heard by those who are unable to see the apparition themselves, and Trash, after the splashing sounds it is known to make when it walks.
- Wright, J. (1904). The English dialect dictionary. Vol. 5. London: H. Frowde.