from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as elf-bolt.
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She had heard later that the Lord had cast elf-shot at him; and that should he ever again pass an imperfect blade, the tiny sliver of elf-stone lodged in his chest would lash him again with the same agonies.
The injury, which, if not counteracted by a charm from the lips of a "Fairy-man," or "Fairy-woman," was uniformly inflicted on the animal by what was termed an elf-stone -- which was nothing more nor less than a piece of sharp flint, from three to four or five ounces in weight.