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pixie,

in English folklore, spirit or fairy. The pixie is commonly represented as a mischievous imp who delights in flustering young maidens and leading travelers astray.

pixie

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(in folklore) a fairy or elf
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But as much as he's tried to communicate the pixieish, fairy-tale side of the WTC, Pilson now sees the very existence of the building itself as something out o f make-believe.
Her pixieish face creases into a grin and I remember how this tiny, dark- haired woman captured the world's imagination when she skippered the first all-female crew in the 1990 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.
Now 54, though she looks far younger with her lightened blond hair and pixieish build, Powell still seems slightly amazed at all that happened to her.
To say the least, it was a complicated assignment for both the pixieish actress and Jeunet, a former animator whose visually baroque works include ``Delicatessen,'' ``City of Lost Children'' (both co-directed with Marc Caro) and ``Alien Resurrection.
Having established her name providing vocals for the Elbow album, Dubliner Davey's solo album has opted to wrap her barbed lyrics in a deceptively sweet-voiced heady cocktail of Tom Waits, Kate Bush, Bjork and the pixieish cobwebby tones of Pooka.
They include 14-year-old Tyler Hubble, a blond, pixieish boy who bounced among four different schools during his middle school years in search of a tolerable fit.
With ``Amelie,'' the pixieish Tautou has become an overnight star in France, winning favorable comparisons to Audrey Hepburn in the process.
There is a sort of flip side: the gibbering, neurotic, self-loathing mess,'' says the pixieish Beckinsale, her tongue lodged in cheek behind a sparkling, laughing smile.