As goblin it shall rage within these walls, till unrequired, unbid, a traveller come and exercise retaliation on thee.'
“Then we ought to have stuffed the goblin,” cried Dyke merrily.
In England and Scotland a certain class of goblin or ghost found a running stream an impassable barrier.
Then the goblin put the tongue upon the coffee-mill, and, mercy!
The first mound that I encountered belonged to a goblin splashing in his tub.
Here he is "with Shakespeare" and we forget both Titan and goblin.
The goblin stared about him in a dazed manner for a moment, and then said, "Sindbad the Sailor's house."
But she was staring at the shadows and did not see the merchants of goblin Market.
The goblin Shutendoji was now to be pitied; it would surely go hard with him!
Ouphe, pronounced "oof," is an old-fashioned word for goblin or elf.
early 14c., "a devil, incubus, fairy," from Old French gobelin (12c., as Medieval Latin Gobelinus, the name of a spirit haunting the region of Evreux, in chronicle of Ordericus Vitalis), of uncertain origin, perhaps related to German kobold (see cobalt), or from Medieval Latin cabalus, from Greek kobalos "rogue, knave," kobaloi "wicked spirits invoked by rogues," of unknown origin. Another suggestion is that it is a diminutive of the proper name Gobel.
Though French gobelin was not recorded until almost 250 years after appearance of the English term, it is mentioned in the Medieval Latin text of the 1100's, and few people who believed in folk magic used Medieval Latin. [Barnhart]