Usage examples for elfin

  1. It was a strangely silent game and as mirthless as that of the elfin bowlers in Rip Van Winkle. – Gigolo by Edna Ferber
  2. Elfin was quite sure, so he let her go. – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit
  3. And there, sure enough, were the Elfin hosts. – The Fairies and the Christmas Child by Lilian Gask
  4. " Now we've got him," said Elfin. – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit
  5. It was sad laughter, as mocking and elfin and mirthless a sound as was ever heard in autumn twilight. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  6. Opposite the elfin planet, the monster ceased to climb. – The Pygmy Planet by John Stewart Williamson
  7. " Why, you- my pretty, my dear," said Elfin, " and as for the Princess, his cousin- forgive me, dearest heart, but when I asked for her I hadn't seen the real Princess, the only Princess, my Princess." – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit
  8. The new moon, like a good omen, shone over the sea, and from far, far away came the distant chime of bells, stealing almost like elfin music over the water. – The School by the Sea by Angela Brazil
  9. The placid surface of the inlet was streaked with faint blue lines where wandering airs came down from the heights above, and now and then an elfin sighing fell from the ragged summits of the firs. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  10. And then the Elfin court rode away, and Burd Janet and young Tamlane went their way homewards and were soon after married after young Tamlane had again been sained by the holy water and made Christian once more. – More English Fairy Tales by Various
  11. " I kick for joy," she said, her eyes shining with elfin delight. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  12. But now the time is come: with southward speed The elfin spirits pass: a secret sting Hath fallen and smitten flower and fruit and weed, And every leafy thing. – Among the Millet and Other Poems by Archibald Lampman
  13. It gave me a strange sensation, as if I were not human at all, but an elfin spirit. – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons
  14. " If you had known as much as I do," Elfin went on, " you might have saved your pack." – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit