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Lutin

A sort of goblin in the mythology of Normandy, very similar to the house-spirits of Germany and Scandinavia. Sometimes it assumes the form of a horse ready equipped, and in this shape is called Le Cheval Bayard.

To lutin
is to twist hair into elflocks. Sometimes these mischievous urchins so tangle the mane of a horse or head of a child that the hair must be cut off.

Le Prince Lutin,
by the Countess D'Aulnoy.

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