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Nosnot-Bocai

[Bo-ky ]. Prince of Purgatory. Purgatory is the “realm of Nosnot-Bocai.”

Sir, I last night received command
To see you out of Fairy land,
Into the realm of Nosnot-Bocai;
But let not fear or sulphur choak-ye,
For he's a fiend of sense and wit.

King: Orpheus and Eurydice.

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