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Synonyms for gremlin

(folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous

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Both of the two leading characters in Gremlins were young, relatively unknown actors - Zach played Billy Peltzer opposite his sweetheart Kate Beringer, played by Phoebe Cates.
And, just like Billy, all 40-somethings will be aware of the rules where Gremlins are concerned.
Now that a script has been made, Gizmo and the rest of the gremlins are one step closer to wreaking havoc in modern day cinemas.
87m contract will require CEi to conduct system architecture and studies to develop a conceptual Gremlins system design.
A sequel, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, was released in 1990.
Among the cars most likely to suffer an electronic failure are luxury and premium brands, like Porsche and Bentley, while Japanese brands Subaru, Mitsubishi and Daihatsu have the soundest electronics - only one in seven Subaru models on the Warranty Direct database have suffered gremlins.
At least three gremlins could be seen with ropes on the roof of the building, their faces obscured with masks.
But the answer you printed had been altered by the gremlins to an anglicised "pamplemoose" - "moose" as in the large animal.
Of course the rules are soon broken as the Gremlins take over the sleepy little town and cause some major headaches for Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates.
While the Megane is not necessarily known for its gadgetry, the French hatchback's electrical gremlins contribute to an overall failure rate of 50 per cent, with the Peugeot 607 and BMW's sporty Z4 close behind as the next most likely cars to 'short circuit'.
On Sunday she rode her fifth winner over jumps when Scotch Warrior scored in the pouring rain at Perth, and at Beverley she had her first winner on the Flat when coming from last to first to win on Key Breeze for trainer Kevin Ryan and owners Allan Kerr and Peter McGivney GREMLINS AT WORK A malfunction with the official timer prevented a winning time being recorded for the opening race at Brighton and there appeared to be gremlins in the Tote pool following the 6f maiden.
I know--just the word "million" was added by gremlins.
The story chronicles Gus's efforts to persuade the Gremlins to change their mischievous ways and aid the Allies' war efforts against Nazi Germany.
Since then, the Scot has come close only for glitches and gremlins to scupper his dreams.