Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as elf-bolt.

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Examples

  • In their caverns the fairies manufactured those elf-arrow heads with which the witches and they wrought so much evil.

    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

  • The essayist fails not to mention the elf-arrow heads, which have something of the subtlety of thunderbolts, and can mortally wound the vital parts without breaking the skin.

    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

  • Laskie Loncart, one of the assistant hags, produced two of what the common people call elf-arrow heads, being, in fact, the points of flint used for arming the ends of arrow-shafts in the most ancient times, but accounted by the superstitious the weapons by which the fairies were wont to destroy both man and beast.

    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

  • They were so sure of this, that even when a stone arrow head -- such as our far-off ancestors used in hunting, when they were cave men -- was picked up off the ground, it was called an "elf bolt," or "elf-arrow."

    Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks

  • Loncart, one of the assistant hags, produced two of what the common people call elf-arrow heads, being, in fact, the points of flint used for arming the ends of arrow-shafts in the most ancient times, but accounted by the superstitious the weapons by which the fairies were wont to destroy both man and beast.

    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

  • &c. and where ancient coins, battle-axes of all the three periods, urns and elf-arrow heads, Roman armour, &c., have been disinterred by the ordinary labours of the field.

    Notes and Queries, Number 204, September 24, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.

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