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  • IF CONSISTENCY IS THE hob-goblin of small minds, no one could accuse Ross Perot of lacking brainpower. over the course of the NAFTA controversy, he has offered contradictory comments on issues ranging from free trade to his lobbying pursuits.

    Perot: Plalying Both Sides Badly

  • A very small man appeared like a hob-goblin out of a dark corner.

    Five Go To Demon's Rock

  • As far as I remember, Emerson at one time wrote: "A foolish consistency is the hob-goblin of a little mind."

    A Soldier Looks At Business

  • I seemed to have engendered within myself a hob-goblin.

    Love's Pilgrimage

  • "I'll put me on my great carnation nose, and wrap me in a rousing calf-skin suit, and come like some hob-goblin."

    The Peace Egg and a Christmas Mumming Play

  • "Why have you come to raise a disturbance in my theater?" asked the showman of Pinocchio in the gruff voice of a hob-goblin suffering from

    Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories The Young Folks Treasury, Volume 1

  • There’s a hob – hob-goblin, 20 feet high! wrapp’d in

    Act I

  • _seen_ these beasts that filled the forest with their hob-goblin outcries -- if he could have had a good look at the creatures who gave forth that weird, crazed, melancholy volume of sound!

    The Flaming Jewel

  • One of them was Row-ena Quarrelena Fightena Scrapena; the other, "Jerry paused impressively," was our precious hob-goblin, Miss Cairns. "

    Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore

  • Again, "I'll put me on my great carnation nose, and wrap me in a rousing calf's-skin suit, and come like some hob-goblin, or some

    A History of Pantomime

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