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gob lin

  • n  (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings

  • In stories, it means simply an imp or goblin, or a poltergeist-like force that disturbs the spirit of a house.
  • From De Chirico's piazzas to Steven Spielberg's suburbs, our culture is intermittently fascinated by the noonday goblinthe sense that something is askew within the well lit .
  • Harry Partch is a composer who has most of his critics completely flummoxed: Does he write goblin music, or is he an advance-guard genius? Now 50, California-born Composer Partch .
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  • Exhibition in London: "Utopia" by Ghazaleh Avarzamani
    Utopiashowcases Ghazaleh's Rococo themed needlepoint embroideries which are mixed with contemporary Iranian imagery. These are inspired by the kitsch interpretations of Goblin tapestries. The tapestries are embroidered by hand, tying in with Ghazaleh's belief that the revival of skilled craft is central to the artistic process.
    June 11, 2013 - Payvand Iran News
  • 'Amazing Spider-Man 2': Vulture To Be Played By Colm Feore?
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is already packed tight with three villains (something that didn’t exactly play well when Spider-Man 3 tried it out): Jamie Foxx as Electro, Paul Giamatti as the Rhino, and Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin.
    June 10, 2013 - ScreenCrave

  • Bono in Los Angeles Times Blogs (blog)
    Bono added: "I'm more of a Green Goblin. Edge is the nerdy guy."
  • John Kerry in CNN
    The Bush message was 'Be afraid, be very afraid,' and suddenly the biggest ghost and goblin of them all shows up, in the flesh, in the turban giving us a lecture,Tad Devine, a senior advisor to the Kerry campaign told CNN. "When you have...
  • Guillermo del Toro in Video Business (subscription)
    Regarding Hobbit versus Hellboy creatures, Del Toro said, "Many, many more [in the Hobbit], and we will be pushing the goblin kingdom. We will be pushing Smaug, the Spiders of Mirkwood. We will be pushing them to the edge of technology, where we...

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