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elves

 (ĕlvz)
n.
Plural of elf.

elves

(ɛlvz)
n
the plural of elf

elf

(ɛlf)

n., pl. elves (elvz).
1. a diminutive being in folklore given to mischievous interference in human affairs.
2. a small or mischievous person, esp. a child.
[before 1000; Middle English, back formation from elven, Old English elfen nymph (i.e., female elf); see elfin]
elf′like`, adj.

ELF

or elf,

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Translations

elf

(elf) nounplural elves (elvz)
a tiny and mischievous fairy.
ˈelfin adjective
of or like an elf.
References in classic literature ?
Fire-flies hung in bright clusters on the dewy leaves, that waved in the cool night-wind; and the flowers stood gazing, in very wonder, at the little Elves, who lay among the fern-leaves, swung in the vine-boughs, sailed on the lake in lily cups, or danced on the mossy ground, to the music of the hare-bells, who rung out their merriest peal in honor of the night.
Britons believe yet that he is still in life And dwelleth in Avelon with the fairest of all elves, And every Briton looketh still when Arthur shall return.
The thought pleased the good cobbler very much; and one evening, when all the things were ready, they laid them on the table, instead of the work that they used to cut out, and then went and hid themselves, to watch what the little elves would do.
Bravo!--the elves and fairies of the place are quite obliging.
"They are underground elves, and that tunnel over there is full of them," she answered.
There might be ogres and giants under the stairs, --but, as I tell Hannah, there MIGHT be elves and fairies and enchanted frogs!--Is there a main street to the village, like that in Wareham?"
The Unquenchables had done their best to be worthy of the name, for like elves they had worked by night and conjured up a comical surprise.
"Seeing our staff going about their business dressed as elves certainly put a smile on our residents' faces.
Graham (translator); THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF ELVES & DWARFS; Inner Traditions (Nonfiction: Culture) 24.00 ISBN: 9781620557150
In return, the elves are known to get up to mischief during the night, which brings great delight to the little ones in the morning.
Once shoppers have matched 12 Elves names to their allocated shop, they just complete a simple form for the chance to win more than PS300 of Love Loughborough vouchers, which can be spent in any of the participating shops or businesses.
Elf, which tells the story of one of Santa's elves who spreads Christmas cheer among the cynics after learning he is a human, sits comfortably alongside other festive film favourites, such as It's a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol.