Cauld-lad

(The) of Hilton Hall. A house-spirit, who moved about the furniture during the night. Being resolved to banish him, the inmates left for him a green cloak, and hood, before the kitchen-fire, which so delighted him that he never troubled the house any more; but sometimes he might be heard singing-

Here's a cloak, and here's a hood,
The cauld-lad of Hilton will do no more good.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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