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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The name given in Cornwall (England) to dikes, which are of frequent occurrence in that region, and which, throughout the principal mining districts, have a course approximately parallel with the majority of the most productive tin and copper lodes.
  • An improper form of elfin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to elves; elvish.
  • adjective (Mining) Of or pertaining to certain veins of feldspathic or porphyritic rock crossing metalliferous veins in the mining districts of Cornwall.
  • noun The rock of an elvan vein, or the elvan vein itself; an elvan course.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to elves; elvish; elven.
  • adjective mining Of or relating to certain veins of feldspathic or porphyritic rock crossing metalliferous veins in the mining districts of Cornwall.
  • noun mining The rock of an elvan vein, or the vein itself.

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