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hobgoblin


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hobgoblin  \Hob"gob`lin\,  n.  [See  2d  Hob,  and  {Goblin}.] 
  A  frightful  goblin;  an  imp;  a  bugaboo;  also  a  name  formerly 
  given  to  the  household  spirit,  Robin  Goodfellow  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hobgoblin 
  n  :  (folklore)  a  small  grotesque  supernatural  creature  that 
  makes  trouble  for  human  beings  [syn:  {goblin},  {hob}] 




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