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gremlin

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an imaginary being usually having a small human form and magical powers
  • during the World Wars, fighter pilots adopted the fanciful notion that gremlins were responsible for mechanical failures on their planes

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The first known use of gremlin was in 1941

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“Gremlin.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gremlin. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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