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Wokey

Wicked as the Witch of Wokey. Wookey-hole is a noted cavern in Somersetshire, which has given birth to as many weird stories as the Sibyls' Cave in Italy. The Witch of Wokey was metamorphosed into stone by a “lerned wight” from Gaston, but left her curse behind, so that the fair damsels of Wokey rarely find “a gallant.” ( Percy: Reliques, iii. 14.)

JOHNSON (DR.).

JONSON (BEN).

KNOX.

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