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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Yum’boes (2 syl.).
 
Fairies of African mythology, about two feet high, of a white colour, and dressed like the people of Jaloff. Their favourite haunt is the range of hills called The Paps.   1
       
“When evening’s shades o’er Goree’s isle extend,
The nimble Yumboes from The Paps descend,
Slily approach the natives’ huts, and steal
With secret hand the pounded coos-coos meal.”
       
Keightley: Fairy Mythology
 


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