hobgoblin


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(folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings

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an object of dread or apprehension

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It was, as Bella gaily said, like the supper provided for the three nursery hobgoblins at their house in the forest, without their thunderous low growlings of the alarming discovery, 'Somebody's been drinking MY milk
But this encompassment of her own characterization, based on shreds of convention, peopled by phantoms and voices antipathetic to her, was a sorry and mistaken creation of Tess's fancy--a cloud of moral hobgoblins by which she was terrified without reason.
This conversation they are apt to run into with the same temper that boys discover in delighting to hear terrible stories of spirits and hobgoblins, which they greedily listen to, and dare not go to bed for fear.
He passed the greater part of his time on and in the water, particularly about Hell Gate, and might have been taken, in bad weather, for one of the hobgoblins that used to haunt that strait.
They fancied a legion of hobgoblins let loose upon them, and that they saw, by the fitful gleams of the scattered embers, strange figures, in red caps, gibbering and ramping around them.
I thought of hobgoblins and banshees, and will-o'-the-wisps, and those wicked girls who sit up all night on rocks, and lure people into whirl- pools and things; and I wished I had been a better man, and knew more hymns; and in the middle of these reflections I heard the blessed strains of "He's got `em on," played, badly, on a concertina, and knew that we were saved.
Middlesbrough's Hobgoblin 3D sells a range of character and figure designs that can be printed at home on a 3D printer for use by fantasy tabletop gaming fans.
The acquisition has increased Marston's ale market share, bringing brands like Young's, Bombardier, and McEwan's under the same roof as Marston's labels including Hobgoblin, Wainwright and Lancaster Bomber.
If you visit you'll have six hand pulls to choose from: Wainwright, Saltaire Blonde, Thunderbridge Stout, Hobgoblin Gold, Hobgoblin Ruby and Lancaster Bomber.
Marston's - which brews beers including Hobgoblin, Wainwright and Lancaster Bomber - saw its share of the premium bottled ale market rise to 27 per cent, and to 20 per cent in the premium cask ale market.
WISH YOU WERE BEER Hobgoblin, the third best-selling ale in the UK, is brewed here
Oxfordshire's Hobgoblin was third, Tyne and Wear's Newcastle Brown came fourth and North Yorkshire's Theakston's Old Peculier placed fifth.
a hobgoblin of a diminished empire as my Uncle Pedro "The
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Of all Shakespeare's comedies, this tale of fairies, terrible actors and love mixed up by a meddling, incompetent hobgoblin, is the most perfect fit for a July night.