Usage examples for elfin

  1. Opposite the elfin planet, the monster ceased to climb. – The Pygmy Planet by John Stewart Williamson
  2. They were not elfin maidens, but mortal children. – Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  3. " 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
  4. It was sad laughter, as mocking and elfin and mirthless a sound as was ever heard in autumn twilight. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  5. " Now we've got him," said Elfin. – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit
  6. 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
  7. " You don't speak very good English," said Elfin. – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit
  8. Snow- white daisies and the delicate little hare- bell came also into view at intervals, struggling for a brief, sad existence, unless the elfin crew consoled them beneath the moon's pale ray. – Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia by Maturin M. Ballou
  9. " 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
  10. Then, as her malady of jealousy grew more feverish, she began to perceive, as by the ray of some dreadful dawn, that lights in the Major's room and sounds of elfin laughter were not completely trustworthy as proofs that the Contessa was there. – Miss Mapp by Edward Frederic Benson
  11. And there, sure enough, were the Elfin hosts. – The Fairies and the Christmas Child by Lilian Gask
  12. " I kick for joy," she said, her eyes shining with elfin delight. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  13. And I went to the old witch that I had seen before and she sat in her parlour with a red shawl round her shoulders still knitting the golden cloak, and faintly through one of her windows the elfin mountains shone and I saw again through another the fields we know. – Tales of Three Hemispheres by Lord Dunsany
  14. Then must thou walk slowly nine times round the edge of the enchanted Circle, and after that thou must walk boldly across it to the red marble table where sits the Elfin King. – The Scottish Fairy Book by Elizabeth W. Grierson
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. It was a strangely silent game and as mirthless as that of the elfin bowlers in Rip Van Winkle. – Gigolo by Edna Ferber
  18. Elfin was quite sure, so he let her go. – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit
  19. 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
  20. 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