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  • Fold Socks Without Stretching the Elastic leshy shares a new way to fold socks that keeps them in better condition:

    From The Tips Box: Folding Socks, Magic Erasers, Bad Tasting Water | Lifehacker Australia

  • He was about fifty, a big man, f leshy, with incipient jowls, and he was overf lowing his trousers and smoking a cigar that exactly suited him.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • The useful types such as unicorns are everywhere, of course, but what you may encounter in the Canadian woods will be a wendigo, not a leshy; the few surviving fire-drakes are now banned from military use -- never very practical anyway -- and safely in European zoos; et cetera.

    Operation Luna

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  • A brave lesser leshy confession, yarb.

    August 6, 2008

  • I hate to admit it, but I too lack a fully articulated leshy.

    August 5, 2008

  • In Slavic mythology, "forest spirit." The leshy is a sportive spirit who enjoys playing tricks on people, though when angered can be treacherous. He is seldom seen, but his voice can be heard in the forest laughing, whistling, or singing. When the leshy is spotted, he can be easily recognized, for, though he often has the appearance of a man, his eyebrows, eyelashes, and right ear are missing and his head is somewhat pointed. In his native forest the leshy is as talls as the trees, but, the moment he steps beyond, he shrinks to the size of grass.
    The Ukrainians living in steppe country lack a fully articulated leshy and know about him from hearsay. (From Merriam-Websters's Encyclopedia of World Religions)

    August 5, 2008