from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of elf.

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  • n. Plural form of elf.
  • n. Plural form of elve.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of elf.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an acronym for emissions of light and very low frequency perturbations due to electromagnetic pulse sources; extremely bright extremely short (less than a msec) electrical flashes forming a huge ring (up to 400 km diameter) in the ionosphere


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  • Er...yeah. That's it. Right. ;->

    September 24, 2007

  • Because you might get a shock, right? :-P

    September 24, 2007

  • Heehee! Yep, I thought of that when I read the definition.

    There's also a weather phenomenon known as a sprite, but I'm not touching that one with a 20-foot pole. ;->

    September 23, 2007

  • "Elves last less than 1/1000th of a second."

    Funny, I always thought they were immortal!

    September 23, 2007

  • In weather terminology, elves are huge bluish or white disks or cone-shaped light coming from the top of a thunderstorm. Some grow to be 250 miles or more in diameter and may extend 60 miles into the air. They are believed to be produced when electromagnetic pulses move through the ionosphere. The pulses could come from radio waves within the lightning flashes themselves. Elves last less than 1/1000th of a second.

    September 23, 2007

  • Not the short ones that you think of when you think Santa. The tall beautiful ones that are graceful and live in Middle Earth.

    December 2, 2006