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Thursday, June 03, 1999

Definitions for kobold

  1. æIn German folklore, a haunting spirit, gnome, or goblin.

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Citations for kobold
Witch, kobold, sprite. . . and imp of every kind. A. J. Symington,
This world and the other, too, are always present to his mind, and there in the corner is the little black kobold of a doubt making mouths at him. James Russell Lowell, Among My Books
Origin of kobold
1625-1635
Cobalt, the metal, "the goblin of the mines," was named by those who had to work it after the kobold, since it caused them so much trouble, the ore being arsenical.
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