The name of a good-natured goblin of the hearth. It was said that a Lob Lie-by-the-fire once haunted the little old Hall at Lingborough.
- Scott, C.P.G. (1895). "The Devil and His Imps: An Etymological Inquisition." In Transactions of the American Philological Association. Vol. 26. Boston: Ginn & Co., p. 118.