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Stromkarl

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A Norwegian musical spirit. Arndt informs us that the Strömkarl has eleven different musical measures, to ten of which people may dance, but the eleventh belongs to the night-spirit, his host. If anyone plays it, tables and benches, cups and cans, old men and women, blind and lame, babies in their cradles, and the sick in their beds, begin to dance. (See Fairy.)

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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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Strike (A)
Strike
Strike Amain
Strike a Bargain (To)
Strike Sail
Strike while the Iron is Hot
String
Stripes
Strode
Stroke
Stromkarl
Strong
Strong-back
Strong-bow
Strontian
Struldbrugs
Stubble Geese
Stuck Pig
Stuck Up
Stuck-up People
Stuck his Spoon in the Wall

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