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Drac

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A sort of fairy in human form, whose abode is the caverns of rivers. Sometimes these dracs will float like golden cups along a stream to entice women and children bathing, and when they attempt to catch the prize drag them under water. (South of France mythology.)

Fare le drac, same as “Faire le diable.” Irish, “Play the Puck;” English, “Play the deuce.”        

“Belomen quʹ yeu faré ic Drac

Se jamay trebi dins un sac

Cinc ô siés milante pistoios

Espessos como de redolos.”

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Goudelin: Castle en lʹAyre.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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