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 Elvi’ra (Donna).Ely’sium. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
El’vish or Elfish.
 
Irritable, peevish, spiteful; full of little mischievous ways, like the elves. Our superstitious fore-fathers thought such persons were actually “possessed” by elves; and elvish-marked is marked by elves or fairies.
       
“Thou elvish-marked, abortive, rooting hog.”
       
Shakespeare: Richard III., i. 3.
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 Elvi’ra (Donna).Ely’sium. 

 
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