Elves and the Shoemaker
prevailed a rustic
crispin to whom, despite punctilious
impecuniosity befell, which eventuated in the
necessitous artificer possessing
precisely enow mocha to
fabricate a solitary
binary of brogues. Wielding his templet, he
constituents of the bluchers he weened to
fell the subsequent ante meridiem.
Thereupon the amiable
wright obtested benignities from the
beatified potentate of the
empyrean, and reposed.
The following matinal period the operose moiler cognized a brace of consummate mules posited upon the trestle. The penurious pauper was exceedingly discombobulated; noesis was beyond his faculty. He canvassed the unwonted donative exactingly. The virtuosity of the opus was the nec plus ultra.
Erelong an emptor
penetrated the bothy, was
ensorcelled by the magnific
chef d’ouvre, and proffered
huckster binal remuneration.
Thence the pacifical
chandler possessed sufficient
lucre to acquire cordovan for twain
couplets of balmorals.
Sequently, when the
crepuscule befell, the amicable
proletarian prepared his coriaceous matter.
At aurora, the habile
cobbler intended to travail,
natheless a quadruplet
of chopines awaited, more prodigious than the
This consuetude persisted, until the
propitious artisan and his
leal helpmeet became forehanded and
One particular eventide, his affable consort submitted that they abide Argus-eyed during the extent of the tenebrosity an explication of the eleemosynary incidents. They ensconced themselves behind a counterpane and remained with quiescence until, meteorically, two bantam homunculi entered via the fenestration to commence their arduous nisus. They moiled with alacrity and expedition, and, when the paragonless sabots were effectuated, they decamped apace.
The credent duo were astonied. The
dulcet doyenne enounced: “our
penury has abated due to these
spalpeens and our fecundity is portentous.
We must requite their oblations. The
adjuvant gossoons are appareled in an
exiguity of vestments, the
kobolds must be gelid. I will
fabricate for them natty trews,
atomic calottes, and
minikin redingotes, and you
can suture nanoid
The parvenue agnized the sapience of this surmise. By the gloaming the benefaction was realized. They laid out the perse breeks, fuscous reefers, nigrescent zucchettos and diminutive leathern mukluks, then lurked in the caliginousness. Anon, the availing imps assembled. The solicitous ouphes descried the meritorious regalia and togged themselves blithely and posthaste in the beauteous apparel. They capered and curvetted, warbling with exultation, then defenestrated their corporeities.
Never anew did the flush
dyad encounter the felicitous
Howbeit, their amalgamate
actuality was both propitious and auspicious
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At a former or past time; previously.
appear or occur as the more important or frequent feature or element,
by a lack of sophistication or elegance.
Lacking money; penniless. impecuniosity n.
come to pass; happen.
eventuate to be the issue or outcome; come about
A skilled worker; a
soft, thin, suede-finished glove leather usually made from sheepskin.
To make; create.
solitary Happening, done, or made alone: a solitary evening
binary Characterized by or consisting of two parts or components;
brogue A strong oxford shoe, usually with ornamental perforations
wield To handle (a
weapon or tool, for example) with skill and ease.
pattern or gauge, such as a thin metal plate with a cut pattern, used as a guide
in making something accurately, as in woodworking.
To make or accomplish by or as if by cutting
Serving as part of a whole;
component: a constituent element.
A high shoe or half boot.
sew or finish (a seam) with the raw edges flattened, turned under, and stitched
Following in time or order; succeeding.
Directly following that; forthwith.
and agreeable in disposition; good-natured and likable.
One that constructs or repairs something.
A kindly or gracious act.
To exalt above all others.
One who has the power and
position to rule over others; a monarch.
The highest reaches of heaven, believed by the ancients to be a realm of pure
fire or light.
lay (oneself) down.
or relating to matins or to the early part of the day.
toil; slave. moiler n.
perceive; become conscious of; know
pair of like things
or perfect in every respect
slipper that has no counter or strap to fit around the heel.
To place firmly in position.
horizontal beam or bar held up by two pairs of divergent legs and used as a
who is extremely poor.
To throw into a state of
cognitive process; cognition.
ability to perform or act.
examine carefully or discuss thoroughly; scrutinize
habitual or ordinary; unusual
special donation; a gift.
Requiring great care, effort, or attention exactingly adv.
The technical skill, fluency, or style exhibited by a virtuoso.
A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.
plus ultra The highest
point, as of excellence or achievement; the ultimate.
Before long; soon.
person who purchases or contracts to purchase; a buyer
To gain admittance or access.
a hut or small cottage
A masterpiece, especially
in literature or art.
To offer for acceptance; tender.
a retailer of small articles, esp. a peddler of fruits and vegetables; hawker
Something, such as a
payment, that remunerates.
that circumstance or source; therefrom.
a peaceful nature; tranquil.
retail dealer in specified goods or equipment
Money or profits.
fine leather originally made of goatskin but now more frequently of split
similar things; a pair.
heavy, laced walking shoe.
in order or time; subsequent.
come to pass; happen.
by or exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; friendly.
a member of the
proletariat; a worker.
Of or like leather,
especially in texture.
able or adroit; handy.
One that mends or makes boots and shoes.
especially when arduous or involving painful effort; toil.
A group or combination
of four associated by common properties or behavior.
A woman's shoe worn in the 16th and 17th centuries that featured a very high,
quondam That once was; former
To continue in existence; last
skilled manual worker; a craftsperson.
Having ample financial
Gentle and gracious
A husband or wife, especially the spouse of a monarch.
To offer as a proposition or contention
To wait patiently for.
range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends
Dark and gloomy. ten
To make clear the
meaning of; explain. explication n.
relating to, or dependent on charity.
definite and separate occurrence; an event.
place or conceal in a secure place.
A cover for a bed; a bedspread.
continue in the same state or condition
Being quiet, still, or at
rest; inactive. quiescence n.
Similar to a meteor in speed, brilliance, or brevity
A diminutive human being.
An opening in the surface
of a structure, as in a membrane.
commence to begin, start
great effort or labor; difficult
An effort or endeavor to realize an aim.
Cheerful willingness; eagerness.
Speed in performance;
A model of excellence or perfection of a kind; a peerless example
A sandal or shoe having a band of leather or other material across the instep.
To bring about; effect.
depart secretly or suddenly.
a rapid pace; swiftly.
in a bewildered state; dazed.
a soothing, agreeable quality.
woman who is the eldest or senior member of a group.
To pronounce clearly; enunciate.
want or poverty; destitution.
reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen.
Characterized by or performing acts of kindness or charity.
lad or boy
Productive or creative
Full of unspecifiable
significance; exciting wonder and awe
make repayment or return for
A charitable offering or gift.
to help or assist; auxiliary
clothe or dress.
quality or condition of being scanty or meager.
A garment, especially a robe or gown worn as an indication of office or state.
Extremely small in size;
often mischievous household elf in German folklore.
Very cold; icy
Neat, trim, and smart; dapper.
trousers, usually of tartan.
Very small; infinitesimal.
A skullcap, especially one worn by Roman Catholic priests.
delicate, dainty, or mincing
A man's long double-breasted topcoat with full skirt.
join by means of sutures or a suture
A foot and leg covering reaching halfway to the knee, resembling a laced half
A person who has suddenly risen to a higher social and economic class and has
not yet gained social acceptance by others in that class.
to recognize; acknowledge; own
great wisdom and discernment.
To make a guess or conjecture.
an act of conferring a
benefit; the doing of good; a good deed
make real; fulfill
Dark grayish blue or purple.
brownish-gray in color.
short, heavy, close-fitting, double-breasted jacket.
Blackness or darkness, as
of complexion. nigrescent adj.
skullcap worn by clerics, varying in color with the rank of the wearer.
of, covered with, or resembling leather.
soft boot made of reindeer skin or sealskin and worn by Eskimos. A
slipper with a soft sole resembling this boot.
exist unobserved or unsuspected
Dark, misty, and gloomy.
In a short time; soon.
To be of use or advantage to; help
A mischievous child.
gather together; congregate.
Full of desire; eager.
an elf or goblin
discover by careful observation or scrutiny; detect
Deserving reward or praise;
dress or clothe
Carefree and lighthearted.
With great speed; rapidly.
Beautiful, especially to
To leap or frisk about; frolic.
To prance; frolic.
To sing (a note or song, for example) with trills, runs, or other melodic
The act or condition of rejoicing greatly.
To throw out of a
The state of being material
or corporeal; physical existence.
Once more; again.
an abundant supply of money; affluent.
Two individuals or units regarded as a pair
A meeting, especially
one that is unplanned, unexpected, or brief
Marked by happiness or good fortune
small or elusive supernatural being; an elf or a pixy.
that as it may; nevertheless.
To combine into a unified or integrated whole; unite.
The state or fact of being
Marked by success; prosperous.
From this time forth; from