from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pixy.
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A lucky pisky-type charm you could send away for (c/o Joan's Cottage, Lanivet, Bodmin).
Then more stars rose up all around him, and, looking, he saw that each was in reality a pisky.
Though these were but pisky-lights, what bliss if Clem should behold them!
One thing, though, Joan had not told them, and that was about her stealing the Fairy Ointment, or they would have known that she had been pisky-led that night, by order of the Fairies, as a punishment, and would one and all have agreed that she richly deserved it.
Master as a brother, close to his heart and thoughts, her coming did at once remove him to a distance from me, so that I looked on the pair as if the dais were part of some other world than this, and they, pledging each other up there and murmuring in foreign tongues and playing with glances, as two creatures moving through a play or pisky tale without care or burden of living, and yet in the end to be pitied.