• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Elf-bolt an arrow-head of flint or stone
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ælf; cf. Ice. álfr, Sw. elf.


In literature:

So you do seek elf-bolts to hurt us!
"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte
The people call them Elf- bolts, and believe that the fairies shoot them at the cattle.
"A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland" by Samuel Johnson
ELF-ARROWS, ELF-BOLTS, or ELF-SHOT, popular names in Europe for stone arrow-heads and axes.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various