Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The region of the elves; fairy-land.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Fairyland.
“The whole point of writing a story in elfland is that true love has power there, and does not really have power among the fields we know; and death has power here, and does not have power there.”
“Your namesake of the poem was a somewhat uncanny maid, if I recollect aright, and thought as little of seven years in elfland as ordinary folk do of half an hour on upper earth.”
“Would I end up in “fair elfland” if I pressed forward?”
“I fought the queen of elfland, song for song and saved my love from her unholy teind.”
“The whole point of creating our own little separate faction in a literary ghetto is to celebrate those things the world rejects, visions of the future among the stars, and dream of elfland in the twilight.”
“Discarding Old-World models, she constructed, costumed and trained her own marionettes, which have little in common with traditional puppets, for they are neither grotesque nor humorous, being of the exquisite magic of elfland.”
“Chesterton defines the “ethics of elfland,” the code that regulates fantastical other worlds where fairies glide and monsters prowl.”
“A princess and her kid piss off from elfland as it isn't much fun.”
“And moss veils like banners of a marching host of Titans; pennons and bannerets of the sunset; gonfalons of the Jinn; webs of faery; oriflammes of elfland!”
“The sea of crimson lacquer, with its floating moons of luminous colour — this bow of prismed stone leaping to the weird isle crowned by the anomalous, aureate excrescence — the half human batrachians-the elfland through which we had passed, with all its hidden wonders and terrors — I felt the foundations of my cherished knowledge shaking.”
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