A member of the fairy tribe similar to a hob, hobthrust, hobgoblin or brownie. They tend to inhabit isolated farmhouses in Northern England, and have done since Tyme Immemorial. Of a helpful nature, they'll do all kinds of housework, but are inclined to play pranks if not given their customary bowl of milk. Nowadays, their misbehaviour is ascribed to poltergeists. If offered clothes they will leave for good.