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 for elfin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elfin \Elf"in\ (-[i^]n), a.
     Relating to elves.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elfin \Elf"in\, n.
     A little elf or urchin. --Shenstone.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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: elfin,
             fey]
      2: small and delicate; "she was an elfin creature--graceful and
         delicate"; "obsessed by things elfin and small" [syn:
         elfin, 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 good-naturedly mischievous; "perpetrated a practical
         joke with elfin delight"; "elvish tricks" [syn: elfin,
         elfish, elvish]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "elfin":
     Lilliputian, Tom Thumb, arch, dainty, diminutive, dumpy, dwarf,
     dwarfed, dwarfish, elfish, elflike, elvish, faery, fairy, fairyish,
     fairylike, fay, frolicsome, gnomelike, gnomish, impish, incipient,
     little, meager, midget, mischievous, nanoid, pixieish, playful,
     puckish, pygmy, rudimental, rudimentary, runty, scraggy, scrubby,
     shriveled, shrunk, shrunken, small, sprightly, squat, stunted,
     sylphidine, sylphine, sylphish, sylphlike, sylphy, tiny, tricky,
     undersize, undersized, wee, wizened
  
  

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