These ugly Brownies of Scotland guard mills. Every mill possesses
one, and they devote themselves to the welfare of the family they
serve. They have no mouths, but enormous noses, so that they eat by
snorting up their food. Dwelling in a cozy spot by the hearth or
oven, the killmoulis will wail if sickness or misfortune threatens
the family. However, they can also be pranksters, blowing ashes over
shelled oats left out to dry.