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synonyms for elfin

  • delicate
  • devilish
  • disobedient
  • elfish
  • frolicsome
  • impish
  • little
  • minute
  • misbehaving
  • naughty
  • petite
  • playful
  • prankish
  • puckish
  • puny
  • rascally
  • slight
  • sprightly
  • tiny
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I mean, Peter Jackson could not have created a moment more elfin.
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It wasn’t until my second full day here that Dody—an elfin woman in her late seventies with hip-length hair streaked gray—talked about the wrinkled work shirt and pair of jeans hanging on the back of a chair.
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That is the proper way to feed these elfin creatures of wood on whose backs little boys gallop through the land of dreams.
CHILD LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYANATOLE FRANCE
So still was the place that the caged cricket hanging from the eaves of Um's distant room beat time like an elfin metronome.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
We walked on so together to the spot where we first had met, and where first the thrush had sounded for us his elfin clarion.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
The word elfin, which became quite a common word, seems to have been invented by Spenser.
STORIES THAT WORDS TELL USELIZABETH O'NEILL
Why should the elfin's son be worse than the son of the devil himself?
THEODORIC THE GOTHTHOMAS HODGKIN
A Pomeranian story marks the transition to a type of tale wherein one special characteristic of elfin gifts is presented.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
The elfin race were supposed to be on the watch for unchurched or unsained mothers to have the benefit of their milk.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
It happens occasionally that these victims of elfin gallantry are rescued by other men than their husbands.
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WORDS RELATED TO ELFIN

  • brownie
  • elfin
  • fairy
  • fay
  • leprechaun
  • nisse
  • pixie
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