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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])
- Famous the plain men ride over where dwelt Coba, captain in battle: Coba, foremost in forays, was a tool-wright and a trapper.
- Erimon himself, with scores of spearmen, brought from far brisk bold Coba: for trapping of beasts, 'twas known, and for bird-flocks, he was a very snare.
- He fashions a pitfall, an imprisoning pen, to catch himselffor he was doomed to die: he put his foot in his own engine, to try whether he had set it ready in trim.
- He caught his hand and ankle, his foot and slender neck: so comely Coba perished in his fine far-famed pitfall.