from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See pooka.
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A phooka was shying away from Mechain's sword, and a spell still sparkled on Elidir's fingertips.
Fulbert and Lance had made him black from head to foot, all but the whites of his eyes and his teeth; Robina and Angela had peeped in, and emulated the terror of the Trojans, or the savages; and Sibby had fallen on the young gentleman for being 'so bold' as to draw a frightful phooka upon their walls just to frighten the darlints.