> Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 23:43:35 +0100
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> Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Unsubstantiated theory.
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> > On 19 Oct 2015, at 20:16, Eve Richardson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > And dwarves? Hobbits?
> > Eve
Pixie Cups are about 25 mm high. Human wine glasses are 225 mm high including stems. We could logically conclude that Pixies are about the size that some people suspect: 72" / 9 = only 8 inches high. 1542 N. Udall tr. Erasmus Apophthegmes f. 111v, I shall be ready at thine elbow to plaie the parte of Hobgoblin or Collepixie. a1636 T. Westcote View Devonsh. 1630 (1845) 433, I shall..be thought to lead you in a pixy-path by telling an old tale. 1659 C. Clobery Divine Glimpses 73 Blind-zeal-sick soul! in Charity i'll judge Thee pixie-led in Popish piety. 1746 Exmoor Scolding (ed. 3) i. 8 Tell me o' tha Rex-bush, ya teeheing Pixy. 1796 S. T. Coleridge Songs of Pixies i, in Poems Various Subj. 18 Whom the untaught Shepherds call Pixies in their madrigal, Fancy's children, here we dwell. 1821 Scott Pirate II. x. 246 If a Pixie, seek thy ring,—If a Nixie, seek thy spring. 1832 A. E. Bray Let. in Descr. Part Devonshire (1836) I. x. 172 The pixies are certainly a distinct race from the fairies,..[they] will invariably tell you (if you ask them what pixies really may be) that these native spirits are the souls of infants, who were so unhappy as to die before they had received the Christian rite of baptism. OED
PS: Ents (trees) don't move but communicate by a wired system called mycorrhizae. Rustling of leaves (treespeak) is caused by Ysätters-Kajsa (a wind troll).
When a tree dies look for the Dryad's Saddle: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shoreham/156324650/