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" Chin, The. — He was, says Forby. in his "Vocabulary of East Anglia, 1830," " a sort of imp which inhabits the chimneys of nurseries, and is sometimes called down to take away naughty children." Chincough. — There is a belief in Cheshire that, if a... "
The Vocabulary of East Anglia - Page 67
by Robert Forby - 1830
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A General Dictionary of Provincialisms

William Holloway (of Rye, in Sussex.) - 1839 - 194 lehte
...South. West. CLIMMER, ». n. To climb. Somerset. CLIM, s. A sort of imp, which inhabits the chimnies of nurseries, and is sometimes called down to take away naughty children. Norf. Suff. So called perhaps from being supposed [to climb up chimneys. To CLIMP, ». n. [dim. Isl....
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Suffolk, 37. number,2. osa

Lady Eveline Camilla Gurdon - 1893 - 202 lehte
...mark-shriek is become a mockery and a by- word among the vulgar. — Dan. morck, caligo. 1b. vol. ii, p. 221. Clim, s., a sort of imp which inhabits the chimneys...the companion of Robin Hood, as the great Duke of Maryborough was for many years, and perhaps still is, the scarebabe of Flanders, under the name of...
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A Glossary of Words Used in East Anglia, 31. köide,3. number

Walter Rye, Robert Forby - 1895 - 252 lehte
...blow [EST]. Clicket. To chatter. Dim. of clack [T.]. Clicket. Voluble. *Clift. A cliff [EST]. Clim. A sort of imp which inhabits the chimneys of nurseries,...sometimes called down to take away naughty children. Climp. (i) To touch a polished surface with dirty or greasy fingers, and leave marks upon it. (2) It...
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Faiths and Folklore: A Dictionary of National Beliefs ..., 1. köide

William Carew Hazlitt - 1905 - 672 lehte
...spiritual and temporal." Chin, The. — He was, says Forby. in his "Vocabulary of East Anglia, 1830," " a sort of imp which inhabits the chimneys of nurseries,...sometimes called down to take away naughty children." Chincough. — There is a belief in Cheshire that, if a toad is held for a moment within the mouth...
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