from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of a race of elves in Irish folklore who can reveal hidden treasure to those who catch them.
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- n. One of a race of elves who can reveal hidden treasure to those who catch it
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small mischievous elf or spirit in Irish folklore; it is often depicted in literature as a dwarfish bearded old man; -- legend tells that if a leprechaun is captured, he will reveal the location of his hidden pot of gold.
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- n. a mischievous elf in Irish folklore
As I've said, wrap your tongue around that last phrase like you would the word "leprechaun."
Unlike the first Leprechaun mentioned, this leprechaun is a good one who leads the marching band to Notre Dame Stadium, leads the students in cheers at games, and does many other public appearances for the university.
If you can really read this post i would like you to know that leprechaun is one of the greatest movies ever made in my mind.
That leprechaun is still walking around those rafters, I guess.
There were the dependable Mike Casey, Paddy Byrne, the little leprechaun from the Irish bogs, and a lot of others.
Finally, the word leprechaun has metathesized from Old Irish luchorpán, where the lu - element means ` small 'and the - chorpan derives from Latin corpus ` body'; hence,
The leprechaun is a pygmy sprite dressed in green, sometimes living in wine cellars, sometimes farmhouses.
The guy we met in Donegal, that I called a leprechaun had this look.
What she finds in the dusty old junk shop is a lot more than she expected, and the leprechaun is the least of her worries.
He recalled the leprechaun's meeting with the pixie on their first night out of Dvergamal, and only then did he make note of Mickey's remark that his magic was at its strongest in Robert's lair.
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