from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wearing elf-locks; with disheveled or tangled hair.


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  • Sid was made up and had his long mustaches and elf-locked Macbeth wig on -- and his corset too.

    No Great Magic

  • She had always thought of her mother as so long dead as to be no more than a nameless pinch of earth; but now it occurred to her that the once-young woman might be alive, and wrinkled and elf-locked like the woman she had sometimes seen in the door of the brown house that Lucius Harney wanted to draw.

    Summer; a novel

  • When his wife was but newly dead, and his Janet just a smart elf-locked lassie running to and from the school, Gavin got too much in the way of

    Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Selected by Scribners)

  • Sunday had brought all to light, and the large handsome streets were beset with barefooted children, elf-locked women, and lounging, beetle-browed men, such as Lucy had only seen in the purlieus of Whittingtonia, in alleys looked into, but never entered by the civilized.

    Hopes and Fears or, scenes from the life of a spinster

  • That was my first idea on observing an elf-locked, brown-eyed boy setting his ruddy countenance against the bars.

    Wuthering Heights


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