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pixy

[pik-see] /ˈpɪk si/
noun, plural pixies, adjective
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  • Brown, their author, was a native of Devon, the pixy region; hence their accordance with the pixy legends given above.

    The Fairy Mythology Thomas Keightley
  • You must never spy on a pixy, for they would be sure to pay you out if you did.

  • The pixy gave a little scream and jumped up, flying to the old man, who quietly rolled up his scroll.

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
  • It is he that does the oiling of pixy and harnessing the bicycle.

    Modern Broods Charlotte Mary Yonge
  • Then suddenly he heard a sound of threshing, and there was a pixy beating out the grain with a flail.

  • Deeply grateful for this information, I ventured to inquire, And did you ever see any of these pixy people yourself?

  • She was in a pixy mood, and did not mean to show any special haste in beginning her unwelcome work.

    A Patriotic Schoolgirl Angela Brazil
  • Cicely already danced like a pixy, and laughed merrily at her comrade's first awkward antics, until he flushed with embarrassment.

    Master Skylark John Bennett
  • To take your coat off and turn it inside out will break the pixy spell.

  • There can be little doubt that many of the pixy stories, as well as those of ghosts, have their origin in practical jokes.

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