the Black Huntsman of the Wolf's Glen. A satanic spirit, who
gave to a marksman who entered into compact with him seven balls, six
of which were to hit infallibly whatever was aimed at, but the seventh
was to deceive. The person who made this compact was termed Der
Freischutz. (Weber: Der Freischutz, libretto by Kind.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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