In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A romantic historical account, it told of a hobgoblin, the ugliest of his maligned kindred but valorous of heart, who fell in love with a beautiful princess of Ilnumin, one of the fallen cities of the moon elves of the Elven Age.
- It is so lovely to view the sweet innocence of the ghouls and hobgoblins who visit our thresholds, calling out ‘trick or treat’, often accompanied by imaginative verse of their own making.
- A group of hobgoblins emerged from behind him.
- If people want to believe in tooth fairies, or leprechauns, or hobgoblins, or taniwha, or whatever, it is their right to do that.
- Gaffle turned round and stared at the oncoming horde of hobgoblins.
- It was a time when witches did mischief while spiteful fairies and hobgoblins roamed about.
- His creased brown skin throbbed with muscle, he was a hobgoblin, and failure was unacceptable in goblin society.
- It is a time when the very mention of witches, gnomes, hobgoblins and ogres is enough to conjure up a fantasy world populated with a multitude of such creatures.
- In England the hobgoblin was as helpful a sprite as the brownie.
- Though Mr McCallum does admit, and even provide evidence for, the existence of hobgoblins and faeries.
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