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Robin Goodfellow, the Puck, or Hobgoblin, is however essentially mischievous.
THE SOURCES AND ANALOGUES OF 'A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM'COMPILED BY FRANK SIDGWICK
I'll put me on my great carnation nose, and wrap me in a rousing calf-skin suit, and come like some hobgoblin.
THE PEACE EGG AND OTHER TALESJULIANA HORATIA EWING
Being at one time troubled with illusions, I have myself crushed a hobgoblin by sitting on its lap.
THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOLUME 5, NO. 3, MARCH, 1852VARIOUS
And wasnt Granny kind to show us how to make it into so strange a hobgoblin of a creature as is our Jack?
BOYS AND GIRLS OF COLONIAL DAYSCAROLYN SHERWIN BAILEY
The second hobgoblin will be there, a mighty Ghost of valor.
CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION IN ALABAMAWALTER L. FLEMING
Its wings––eighteen feet across from tip to tip––were not the wings of a bird, but of a bat or a hobgoblin.
IN THE MORNING OF TIMECHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
With what superstitious dread you looked cautiously around, expecting a hobgoblin at any moment to rise out of the ground?
AMERICAN BIG-GAME HUNTINGVARIOUS
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
ESSAYS, FIRST SERIESRALPH WALDO EMERSON
Dullaghan; 'a hideous kind of hobgoblin generally met with in churchyards, who can take off and put on his head at will.'
ENGLISH AS WE SPEAK IT IN IRELANDP. W. JOYCE
By way of preliminary, I may ask whether his past antecedents show him to be a statesman of this hobgoblin type?
THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, VOLUME 36, DECEMBER 1879VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HOBGOBLIN

  • demon
  • devil
  • fiend
  • goblin
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  • nightmare
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