cluricaune

cluricaune

small creature who appears as an old man; knows about hidden treasure. [Irish Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 213]
See: Elf
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The cluricaune, you must know, is a leprechaun Who's taken to the drink.
The cluricaune is wont to get completely pissed, To stagger through your cat-flap like a cowboy shootist, Of whose many misdemeanours I could make a list.
And it's ding, dong, bell, poor pussy's in the well, The cluricaune is dancing in the dingly dell: Scattered petals of the Scarlet Pimpernel.