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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A friendly goblin of Scandinavian folklore.

Usage examples (16)
  • Not a lepechaun, he's a "nisse" It is very possible that the bin is pulled as it contains all the P-Farster's personal belongings.
  • And there will even be a picture of the elusive mr Miles of Melbourne, even if he is turning his back to the camera and does a good "nisse" impersonation.
  • And that's an American Santa Claus, in Norway where we speak Norwegian, which is similar to Swedish but not quite, the "nisse" lives all around us all the time, and...
  • Fjosnisse barn "nisse", who may turn grumpy if the children forget to leave a bowl of porridge. for more
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