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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thecla  \Thec"la\,  n. 
  Any  one  of  many  species  of  small  delicately  colored 
  butterflies  belonging  to  {Thecla}  and  allied  genera;  -- 
  called  also  {hairstreak},  and  {elfin}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elfin  \Elf"in\  (-[i^]n),  a. 
  Relating  to  elves. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elfin  \Elf"in\,  n. 
  A  little  elf  or  urchin.  --Shenstone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elfin 
  adj  1:  suggestive  of  an  elf  in  strangeness  and  otherworldliness; 
  "thunderbolts  quivered  with  elfin  flares  of  heat 
  lightning";  "the  fey  quality  was  there  the  ability  to 
  see  the  moon  at  midday"-  John  Mason  Brown  [syn:  {fey}] 
  2:  small  and  delicate;  "she  was  an  elfin  creature--graceful  and 
  delicate";  "obsessed  by  things  elfin  and  small"  [syn:  {elflike}] 
  3:  relating  to  or  made  or  done  by  or  as  if  by  an  elf;  "elfin 
  bells";  "all  the  little  creatures  joined  in  the  elfin 
  dance" 
  4:  usually  goodnaturedly  mischievous;  "perpetrated  a  practical 
  joke  with  elfin  delight";  "elvish  tricks"  [syn:  {elfish}, 
  {elvish}] 




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