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Hobgoblin

noun
1.
(folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings.  Synonyms: goblin, hob.
2.
An object of dread or apprehension.  Synonym: bugbear.  "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds"






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"Hobgoblin" Quotes from Famous Books



... and came tumbling into the room, amongst the broken glass, with a most hideous clatter! The robbers, who had been not a little frightened by the opening concert, had now no doubt that some frightful hobgoblin had broken in upon them, and scampered away as ...
— Children's Literature - A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes • Charles Madison Curry



Words linked to "Hobgoblin" :   evil spirit, object, folklore



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