Come Halloween, miniature ghosts, ghouls, and goblins ring your doorbell.
Tunku Varadarajan on the scary Medicare buy-in, and other goblins lurking within.
You can substitute fairies and goblins, with the stars, the galaxies, and looking down a microscope.
And while ghosts and goblins are symbols of Halloween, skeletal figures or calacas have become iconic Day of the Dead symbols.
Yet most people outside that little circle still believe in witches and ghosts and goblins, and are very pagan-minded.
He invoked the spirit of his mother; he brought together an assembly of elves and goblins.
The Master never talked of goblins, strength, disorder, or spirits.
"A vision of goblins," said the Mariner, when he had got his breath.
That sect that calls up ghosts and goblins by means of the legs of a table!
At the first level ray, the goblins were all turned to stone.
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]