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- n. a small, often mischievous sprite; a fairy; a goblin; an elf
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fairy; a goblin; an elf.
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And at one point it was that a wier-wier, one of the solitary water-birds of this region, uttered its ouphe and barghest cry, flying from somewhere near into some darker recess within the woods.
"Our English ancestors," proceeded Ned, "in the most palmy age of their poetry, had their goblin and elf and ouphe, 'swart fairy of the mine,' 'blue meagre hag,' and 'stubborn unlaid ghost,' -- to say nothing of witch and devil.