- or rather HOB o T'HURSTa spirit, supposed to haunt woods only. N.
A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. Francis Grose. 1790.
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hobhurst — , hobthrust, hobthrush. A variant name for a hob, whether in his capacity as domestic helper or out of doors trickster, found in Yorkshire, Westmorland, and Lancashire. It is uncertain whether the second syllable comes from Old English… … A Dictionary of English folklore
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