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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mo’naciel’lo [little monk].
 
A sort of incubus in the mythology of Naples. It is described as a thick little man, dressed in a monk’s garment and broadbrimmed hat. Those who will follow when he beckons will be led to a spot where treasure is concealed. Sometimes, however, it is his pleasure to pull the bed-clothes off, and sometimes to sit perched on a sleeper.   1
 


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