What does the word elfish mean?

Usage examples for elfish

  1. 243, that Stevenson " had something a trifle elfish and uncanny about him, as of a bewitched being who was not actually human- had not actually a human soul"- in which there may be a glimmer of truth viewed from his revelation of artistic curiosities in some aspects, but is hardly true of him otherwise; and this Mr Symons himself seems to have felt, when, at p. – Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial by Alexander H. Japp
  2. The latter was a wiry, elfish fellow, usually very volatile and active. – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
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