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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Goblin Cave.
In Celtic called “Coir nan Uriskin” (cove of the satyrs), in Benvenue, Scotland.   1
        “After landing on the skirts of Benvenue, we reach the cave or cove of the goblins by a steep and narrow defile of one hundred yards in length. It is a deep circular amphitheatre of at least six hundred yards’ extent in its upper diameter, gradually narrowing towards the base, hemmed in all round by steep and towering rocks, and rendered impenetrable to the rays of the sun by a close covert of luxuriant trees. On the south and west it is bounded by the precipitous shoulder of Benvenue, to the height of at least 500 feet; towards the east the rock appears at some former period to have tumbled down, strewing the white course of its fall with immense fragments, which now serve only to give shelter to foxes, wild cats, and badgers.”—Dr. Graham.



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