elfin


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suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness

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small and delicate

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usually good-naturedly mischievous

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My task is done, and, thanks to the Spirits of earth and air, I have made as fair a home as Elfin hands can form.
Could he not see Nora's elfin face peering around the point, watching for him wistfully?
He saw the tower, whither his charmed footsteps had brought him, swarming with dwarf phantoms, spirits, elfin creatures of the Bells.
The tinkles of sleigh bells among the snowy hills came like elfin chimes through the frosty air, but their music was not sweeter than the song in Anne's heart and on her lips.
Beyond this the path wound through a forest of fir, where a wood wind wove its murmurous spell and a wood brook dimpled pellucidly among the shadows--the dear, companionable, elfin shadows--that lurked under the low growing boughs.
Yet did it quiver under the finger-tip caress in rhythmic vibrations that became whisperings and rustlings and mutterings of sound--but of sound so different; so elusively thin that it was shimmeringly sibilant; so mellow that it was maddening sweet, piping like an elfin horn, which last was just what Bassett decided would be like a peal from some bell of the gods reaching earthward from across space.
As for Owen Ford, the "Margaret" of his book, although she had the soft brown hair and elfin face of the real girl who had vanished so long ago, "pillowed where lost Atlantis sleeps," had the personality of Leslie Moore, as it was revealed to him in those halcyon days at Four Winds Harbor.
In short, there is in life an element of elfin coincidence which people reckoning on the prosaic may perpetually miss.
In the story of the Boy and the Mantle even a mature reader may be surprised with a glow of virtuous pleasure at the triumph of the gentle Venelas; and indeed all the postulates of elfin annals,--that the fairies do not like to be named; that their gifts are capricious and not to be trusted; that who seeks a treasure must not speak; and the like,--I find true in Concord, however they might be in Cornwall or Bretagne.
In five minutes' time, the little steamer is utterly deserted, and the packet is beset and over-run by its late freight, who instantly pervade the whole ship, and are to be met with by the dozen in every nook and corner: swarming down below with their own baggage, and stumbling over other people's; disposing themselves comfortably in wrong cabins, and creating a most horrible confusion by having to turn out again; madly bent upon opening locked doors, and on forcing a passage into all kinds of out-of-the-way places where there is no thoroughfare; sending wild stewards, with elfin hair, to and fro upon the breezy decks on unintelligible errands, impossible of execution: and in short, creating the most extraordinary and bewildering tumult.
She had an elfin chin that was capable of great expression; and whenever she gave this look, she hitched this chin up.
There are definite ballet overtones about the shape and the Jimmy Choo pumps with ribbon ankle straps only enhance that but it actually very much suits Carey's delicate elfin style so there's nothing wrong with that.
Bishop of Elfin Kevin Doran also suggested gay people could not be parents and likened them in one respect to people with Down syndrome.
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Moss was seen very similar to the blonde beauty, now 64, who was well-known for her pixie look as both the Moss and Twiggy are 5ft 6in, and posses the slender frame and elfin looks.