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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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hobgoblinhob‧gob‧lin /hɒbˈɡɒblən, ˈhɒbɡɒb- $ ˈhɑːbɡɑːb-/ noun [countable]  RFa goblin
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hobgoblinAnd what of hobgoblins, gnomes and the little people of Ireland?How do we know that dwarves or goblins or hobgoblins, that kind of thing, didn't really live here?As a child, I was treated as the school hobgoblin.Ill-treated hobgoblins can cause strife and discord, though, souring milk, tangling clothes and muddying floors for spite.
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