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Drac

A sort of fairy in human form, whose abode is the caverns of rivers. Sometimes these dracs will float like golden cups along a stream to entice women and children bathing, and when they attempt to catch the prize drag them under water. (South of France mythology.)

Fare le drac,
same as “Faire le diable.” Irish, “Play the Puck;” English, “Play the deuce.”

Belomen qu'yeu fare le Drac
Se jamay trebi dins un sac
Cinc ô siés milante pistolos
Espessos como de redolos.

Goudelin: Castle en L'Ayre.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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