Did you by any chance mean labourer?
- From Dutch kabouter - gnome (Wiktionary)
“The big boys and girls, in the kabouter kingdom, are not much over a foot high.”
“The kabouter at once got out his saw, hatchet, auger, long, chisel-like knife, and smoothing plane.”
“Now when the kabouter daddies began the roaring fires for the making of the bells, the little mothers and the small fry in the kabouter world could not afford to be idle.”
“He shook his finger at a kabouter girl, that was flirting with a handsome lad near her.”
“Seeing the day breaking, she and Trintje and the kabouter flew away, so as not to be petrified by the sunrise.”
“Yet he often helped the kabouter dwarfs to do great things; so that showed he was of some use.”
“One, a kabouter, dark and ugly, had a box of tools.”
“The kabouter took the wood and shaped it on the outside.”
“When he heard of any old fellow, who wanted to save the cost of candles, he would get a kabouter to lead him off in the swamps, where the sooty elves come out, on dark nights, to dance.”
“He had hardly got the question out of his mouth, when in walked a kabouter, all smutty with blacksmith work.”
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