E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Wicked as the Witch of Wokey. Wookey-hole is a noted cavern in Somersetshire, which has given birth to as many weird stories as the Sibyls Cave in Italy. The Witch of Wokey was metamorphosed into stone by a lerned wight from Gaston, but left her curse behind, so that the fair damsels of Wokey rarely find a gallant. (Percy: Reliques, iii. 14.)