Lepracaun

The fairy shoemaker. (Irish leith-bhrogan, from leith-brog, one-shoe maker, so called because he is always seen working at a single shoe.)

Do you not catch the tiny clamour,
Busy click of an elfin hammer.
Voice of the Lepracaun singing shrill,
As he merrily plies his trade?

W. B. Yeats: Fairy and Folk Tales, p. 82.

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