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puca

or pooka

[poo-kuh] /ˈpu kə/
noun
1.
(in folklore) an Irish spirit, mischievous but not malevolent, corresponding to the English Puck.
Origin of puca
< Irish púca; see Puck
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  • The puca rushed him across hills and bog and rough places, till he brought him to the top of Croagh Patric.

  • Then the puca struck three blows with his foot, and a great door opened, and they passed in together into a fine room.

  • Then the puca said to pay the Piper, and every old woman drew out a gold piece and gave it to him.

  • The gander cleaned the table, and carried it away, and the puca said, “Play up music for these ladies.”

  • They went out then, and just as he was going to ride on the puca, the gander came up to him and gave him a new set of pipes.

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