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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Trolls.
 
Dwarfs of Northern mythology, living in hills or mounds; they are represented as stumpy, misshapen, and humpbacked, inclined to thieving, and fond of carrying off children or substituting one of their own offspring for that of a human mother. They are called hill-people, and are especially averse to noise, from a recollection of the time when Thor used to be for ever flinging his hammer after them. (Icelandic, troll.)’ (See FAIRY.)   1
       
“Out then spake the tiny Troll,
No bigger than an emmet he.”
       
Danish ballad, Eline of Villenskov.
 


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