pixie

British - A small, mischievous fairy who sometimes leads travellers astray. To avoid being led astray by a pixie, one should carry a piece of bread or turn one's coat inside out. Pixies are said to take horses from their stables at night and ride them but a horse-shoe, nailed to the stable door, will keep them away. A girl affected by pixies is likely to drop things which will then chase after her. Also commonly called pixie, pisgy, pisgy, pisky, pixy or pixy.

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