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 Phœnix Tree.Phor’cos. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Phoo’ka or Pooka.
 
A spirit of most malignant disposition, who hurries people to their destruction. He sometimes comes in the form of an eagle, and sometimes in that of a horse, like the Scotch kelpie (q.v.). (Irish superstition.)   1
 


 Phœnix Tree.Phor’cos. 

 
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