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Lepracaun

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The fairy shoemaker. (Irish leith-bhrogan, from leith-brog, one-shoe maker, so called because he is always seen working at a single shoe.)

Do you not catch the tiny clamour,

Busy click of an elfin hammer.

Voice of the Lepracaun singing shrill,

As he merrily plies his trade?”


W. B. Yeats: Fairy and Folk Tales, p. 82.

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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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