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[elf-land] /ˈɛlfˌlænd/
the realm or world of elves; fairyland.
Origin of elfland
First recorded in 1475-85; elf + land Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But I thought elfland was ever so far from Outland: and we've come such a tiny little way!

    Sylvie and Bruno Lewis Carroll
  • If it were so, they were thin and far away, "horns of elfland."

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Two of her brothers undertook the journey, but disobeyed the instructions of the warlock, and were retained in elfland.

    Folk Lore James Napier
  • But speak thou to none, Thomas, when thou comest to elfland.

    Stories from the Ballads Mary MacGregor
  • In the forests' fairyland are still heard "the horns of elfland faintly blowing."

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • But though it was rock, the air was quite warm, as it always is in elfland.

  • Mr. Yeats reads into elfland all the righteous insurrection of his own race.

    Orthodoxy G. K. Chesterton
  • But Thomas did not believe her, and, for he was a bold man, he drew near and kissed the rosy lips of the elfland Queen.

    Stories from the Ballads Mary MacGregor
  • O sweet and far from cliff and scar The horns of elfland faintly blowing.

    An English Grammar W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
  • But when he arose the Queen of elfland bade him mount behind her, and Thomas could do nought save obey her command.

    Stories from the Ballads Mary MacGregor
British Dictionary definitions for elfland


another name for fairyland
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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