leprechaun

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leprechaun

(lĕp`rəkŏn), Irish fairy represented as a tiny old man. Leprechauns are mischievous and elusive creatures, said to possess buried crocks of gold, the location of which they will reveal if forced.

leprechaun

small supernatural creature associated with shoemaking and hidden treasure. [Irish Folklore: Benét, 579]
See: Fairy

leprechaun

(in Irish folklore) a mischievous elf, often believed to have a treasure hoard
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Bairbre McCarthy's CD, The Keeper of the Crock of Gold: Irish Leprechaun Tales, was the March 2012 featured selection in the New York Folklore Society's CD-of-the-Month Voices in New York membership program.
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And as for the pot of gold that mythology says was hidden by an Irish leprechaun, sing us another one, chaps

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