Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Shot by an elf.
- n. Same as elf-bolt.
- n. A disease supposed to be produced by the agency of elves.
“If this were a less romantic and credulous age, there would be no trouble about fantasy, as there was no trouble about elf-shot or ‘Here be Dragons’ in the Middle Ages.”
“But the actor sagged abruptly and said, "The elf-shot business gave me away, right?”
“All he had to do to make the words into a howl of pain was to remember his anguish when he knew Harry had been hit with elf-shot.”
“But he had only been scraped by a passing elf-shot; not exactly harmless, but nowhere near as deadly as Cold Iron to one of the Sidhe.”
“The elf-shot still poisons him and she must drain it every few weeks.”
“There was no force behind the bolt, it did not penetrate even past FitzRoy's clothing, but elf-shot was deadly stuff, and needed only to touch a mortal to harm.”
“Rhoslyn had lost all interest in Elizabeth; she knelt by her brother, trying to block both the poison of the steel-inflicted wound and the elf-shot.”
“In the week between Harry's arrival and Richey's death Mwynwen had struggled constantly to draw the poison of the elf-shot from FitzRoy's body.”
“In the battle that nearly killed Denoriel, FitzRoy was touched by elf-shot.”
“The strange Sidhe with the crossbow cried out and, unthinking in his fury, nocked another elf-shot, turning the bow on FitzRoy.”
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