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brownie,

in Celtic folklore, household spirit associated with farmsteads. Brownies help with chores, but, if criticized, they will make mischief, such as spoiling crops. If payment other than food is offered a brownie, he vanishes from a farm forever.

brownie

(in folklore) an elf said to do helpful work at night, esp household chores
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Listen, Lily-Bell," said the Brownie King, as he appeared beside her.
Keep your crown, Lily-Bell, for yonder come the Spirits with their gifts to Thistle," said the Brownie.
They all kissed their hands to it as they went away, and the last to go was Brownie.
Before the general public could order the new desserts, Marco's invited Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes to stores in Cleveland to taste test them -- a fitting approach since the origins of S'mores is credited to the Girl Scouts, with the first mention of the treat appearing in a Girl Scout Handbook in 1927.
THE IDEAL BROWNIE Bake Off runner-up James Morton walks us through how to make the best brownies ever.
Or you can be gentle - the brownies won't rise as much, but they won't fall as much either.
BROWNIES have celebrated a year of raising cash for community groups.
FERRERO ROCHER BROWNIES "With these brownies, you are really spoiling us
BROWNIES from Shard End recently attended a Big Brownie Birthday Stay Away event that was held at the Girlguiding Training Centre, Foxlease, in Hampshire.
Delightful Pastries boasts a divine selection of brownies, including Fudge Walnut Brownies ($3-$3.
BROWNIES from south Warwickshire took park in big discos to mark the end of Centenary Celebrations.
BROWNIES have been celebrating a centenary of the movement.