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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Earthmen (The).
 
Gnomes and fairies of the mines: a solemn race, who nevertheless can laugh most heartily and dance most merrily.
        “We [earthmen] work at the mines for men; we put the ore in readiness for the miners.”—Besant and Rice: Titania’s Farewell.
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