- A Hampshire name for a mischievous *fairy, which takes the shape of a horse and neighs to the horses of travellers, leading them astray into bogs (Briggs, 1976: 78-9). In Somerset, acccording to Ruth Tongue (1965: 119), it also attacks boys who steal apples from orchards.
A Dictionary of English folklore. Jacqueline Simpson & Steve Roud. 2014.
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