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Elf-locks

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Tangled hair. It is said that one of the favourite amusements of Queen Mab is to tie people’s hair in knots. When Edgar impersonates a madman, “he elfs all his hair in knots.” (Lear, ii. 3.)        

“This is that very Mab


That plats the manes of horses in the night,

And bakes [? cakes] the elf-locks in foul sluttish hairs.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Elephantine
Eleusinian Mysteries
Elevation of the Host (The)
Eleven (Anglo-Saxon, andlefene, ænd = ain, lefene = lef, left)
Eleven Thousand Virgins
Eleventh Hour (At the)
Elf (plural, Elves, Anglo-Saxon, œlf)
Elf-arrows
Elf-fire
Elf-land
Elf-locks
Elf-marked
Elf-shot
Elfin
Elgin Marbles
Elia
Eliab
Eliakim
Elidure
Eligibles and Detrimentals
Elijah’s Melons