To the speechwriters, he was the hobgoblin of editors, demanding we cram in more statistics, more attacks, more examples.
There is a hobgoblin called Ben in the room—a sort of lubber fiend who loves to play pranks on people.
The hobgoblin is one of the widest-spread forms of fairy belief.
By way of preliminary, I may ask whether his past antecedents show him to be a statesman of this hobgoblin type?
Why, were he demon or hobgoblin, he could not stand alone against many.
With what superstitious dread you looked cautiously around, expecting a hobgoblin at any moment to rise out of the ground?
May we not have the precise height of this hobgoblin, in inches and fractions?
I hardly know what sort of creature or hobgoblin to call them.
hobgoblin (Hop-goblin) was so called because he hopped on one leg.
Hugo Montfort is no hobgoblin ghost in a white sheet, with a pumpkin head!