[DWJ] Hags

Juliette Curtis jcurtis at harvestroad.com
Tue Apr 8 00:32:17 EDT 2008


I played with online dictionaries and thesauri and discovered "hob".

Hob: (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble
for human beings [syn: goblin]

Hob\, n. [Orig. an abbrev. of Robin, Robert; Robin Goodfellow a celebrated
fairy, or domestic spirit. Cf. Hobgoblin, and see Robin.

>From elves, hobs, and fairies, . . . Defend us, good Heaven ! --Beau. & FL. 

2. A countryman; a rustic; a clown. [Obs.] --Nares.


It also has meanings like the top of a stove, and a shelf at the side of a
fire grate for keeping things warm. 

Opportunities for juxtaposing fire and water?

Juliette




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