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  1. (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
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  3. An imaginary supernatural being, commonly a little sprite, much like a fairy; a mythological diminutive spirit, supposed to haunt hills and wild places, and generally represented as delighting in mischievous tricks. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A very diminutive person; a dwarf. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To entangle mischievously, as an elf might do. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. of Elves Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A tiny, mischievous sprite supposed to haunt hills and wild places; a dwarf; fairy; goblin. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A little spirit formerly believed to haunt woods and wild places: a dwarf:-pl. ELVES, elvz. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Which see. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. A fairy; small spirit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Elfin, elfish, elvish. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A dwarfish, mischievous sprite; a dwarf. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. One of a class of imaginary supernatural beings of capricious temper, represented generally as of diminutive size, and as taking pleasure in playing sundry mischievous tricks on mortals, and imagined to haunt groves and other sequestered places; a mischievous person; a fairy; a diminutive person; a pet name for a child. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To entangle hair in so intricate a manner that it cannot be disentangled. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
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  16. elf, n. in European folklore, a supernatural being, generally of human form but diminutive size, more malignant than a fairy: a dwarf: a tricky being:-- (pl.) ELVES.--v.t. (Shak.) of the hair, to entangle.--n. ELF'-CHILD, a changeling, or a child supposed to have been left by elves in place of one stolen by them.--adj. ELF'IN, of or relating to elves.--n. a little elf: a child.--adjs. ELF'ISH, ELV'AN, ELV'ISH, elf-like, mischievous: tricky: disguised.--n. ELF'-LAND, the land of the elves or fairies.--n.pl. ELF'-LOCKS (Shak.) locks of hair clotted together, supposed to have been done by elves.--ns. ELF'-SHOT, ELF'-BOLT, ELF'-AR'ROW, an arrow-head of flint or stone. [A.S. ælf; cf. Ice. álfr, Sw. elf.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. (pl. elves). (Teut. Myth.) a supernatural being; mischievous creature; dwarf; little creature; e.-bolt, flint arrow-head; e.-lock, tangled mass of hair; e. -struck, bewitched. Hence elfish, elv-, aa. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A wandering spirit; a hobgoblin; a diminutive fairy, supposed to inhabit wild and desert places, and to delight in mischievous tricks. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. plural Elves. A wandering spirit, supposed to be seen in wild places; a devil. Complete Dictionary

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