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  • hobthrush — hob·thrush …   English syllables

  • hobthrush — ˈhäbˌthru̇sh noun Etymology: probably irregular from hob (I) + obsolete English thurse goblin, from Middle English thirs malevolent supernatural being, from Old English thyrs demon; akin to Old High German duris giant, Old Norse thurs dialect… …   Useful english dictionary

  • St Cuthbert's beads — St. Cuthbert s beads (or Cuddy s beads) are circular columnals of Carboniferous crinoids which were strung together as a necklace or rosary in medieval Northumberland, and became associated with St Cuthbert. In Germany, the columnals were known… …   Wikipedia

  • St. Cuthbert's beads — A thread could be passed through the central lumen of this crinoid fossil. St. Cuthbert s beads (or Cuddy s beads) are fossilised portions of the stems of Carboniferous crinoids. Crinoids are a kind of marine echinoderm which are still extant,… …   Wikipedia

  • hob —    In the north of England and some Midlands counties, hob was the most common name for rough, hairy creatures of the brownie type, whose work brought prosperity to farms; like brownies, they might become mischievous nuisances if annoyed, and… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • hobhurst —    , hobthrust, hobthrush.    A variant name for a hob, whether in his capacity as domestic helper or out of doors trickster, found in Yorkshire, Westmorland, and Lancashire. It is uncertain whether the second syllable comes from Old English… …   A Dictionary of English folklore