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pixies

prank-playing fairies; mislead travelers. [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 328–330]
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The Parnall Pixie was an early single-seat plane which competed in the Lympne light aircraft trials.
Provo, UT, January 31, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Thee Olde Peddler Book Sellers and Kenneth Leon Roberts released its new fiction book The Pixie Tales - The Gift on createspace.com this month.
I never heard a Pixies album till much later, sometime, I think, in the late 1990s.
"We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies," read the post on the iconic Boston alt.-rock band's page last week.
"I've put a plate of cookies and a plate of Pixies in front of kids, and the Pixies go first," says George's sister, Emily Ayala, who helps run the family's Friend's Ranches operation.
She will be attending her second Pixies concert Saturday at the Hult Center, where the group brings its tour marking the 20th anniversary of "Doolittle."
A typical clinical Pixies show with fleeting nods to the crowd, it didn't matter with potent songs such as Tame, Monkey Gone To Heaven and Gouge Away.
Thom Yorke ('The Pixies changed my life'), Damon Albarn ('When we started we wanted to sound like The Pixies'), Kurt Cobain ('I was basically trying to rip off The Pixies'), David Bowie, U2, Weezer, Bob Mould and countless others.
The Pixies would be carried by a 3-U "Bradbury" CubeSat to be launched from the main AIM spacecraft.
The city of Skene Falls is in danger of losing its Ten Acre Wood, an enchanted section of the county inhabited by a tribe of Pixies. Although most children grow up and forget their childhood games with the Pixies, a few--like Desdemona "Dusty" Carrick and her brother Dick--can never forget those magical days.
The Pixies are back, and tickets are going for $250 a pair on E-Bay.
LEGENDARY rockers The Pixies are to reform for a main stage appearance at this year's T in the Park festival.