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elvish


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elves  \Elves\,  n.;  pl  of  {Elf}.  Elvish  \Elv"ish\,  a. 
  1.  Pertaining  to  elves;  implike;  mischievous;  weird;  also 
  vacant;  absent  in  demeanor.  See  {Elfish}. 
 
  He  seemeth  elvish  by  his  countenance.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  Mysterious;  also  foolish.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elvish 
  adj  :  usually  goodnaturedly  mischievous;  "perpetrated  a  practical 
  joke  with  elfin  delight";  "elvish  tricks"  [syn:  {elfin}, 
  {elfish}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  elvish  n.  1.  The  Tengwar  of  Feanor,  a  table  of  letterforms 
  resembling  the  beautiful  Celtic  half-uncial  hand  of  the  "Book  of  Kells". 
  Invented  and  described  by  J.  R.  R.  Tolkien  in  "The  Lord  of  The  Rings" 
  as  an  orthography  for  his  fictional  `elvish'  languages,  this  system 
  (which  is  both  visually  and  phonetically  {elegant})  has  long  fascinated 
  hackers  (who  tend  to  be  intrigued  by  artificial  languages  in  general). 
  It  is  traditional  for  graphics  printers,  plotters,  window  systems,  and 
  the  like  to  support  a  Feanorian  typeface  as  one  of  their  demo  items. 
  See  also  {elder  days}.  2.  By  extension,  any  odd  or  unreadable  typeface 
  produced  by  a  graphics  device.  3.  The  typeface  mundanely  called 
  `Bo"cklin',  an  art-Noveau  display  font. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  elvish 
 
    1.  The  Tengwar  of  Feanor,  a  table  of  letterforms 
  resembling  the  beautiful  Celtic  half-uncial  hand  of  the  "Book 
  of  Kells".  Invented  and  described  by  J.R.R.  Tolkien  in  "The 
  Lord  of  The  Rings"  as  an  orthography  for  his  fictional 
  elvish"  languages,  this  system  (which  is  both  visually  and 
  phonetically  {elegant})  has  long  fascinated  hackers  (who  tend 
  to  be  intrigued  by  artificial  languages  in  general).  It  is 
  traditional  for  graphics  printers,  plotters,  window  systems, 
  and  the  like  to  support  a  Feanorian  typeface  as  one  of  their 
  demo  items.  By  extension,  the  term  might  be  used  for  any  odd 
  or  unreadable  typeface  produced  by  a  graphics  device. 
 
  2.  The  typeface  mundanely  called  "B"ocklin",  an  art-decoish 
  {display  font}.  [Why?] 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1998-04-28) 
 
 




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