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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lepracaun.
 
The fairy shoemaker. (Irish leith-bhrogan, from leith-brog, one-shoe maker, so called because he is always seen working at a single shoe.)   1
       
“Do you not catch the tiny clamour,
Busy click of an elfin hammer.
Voice of the Lepracaun singing shrill,
As he merrily plies his trade?”
       
W. B. Yeats: Fairy and Folk Tales, p. 82.
 


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