faerie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n faerie the enchanted realm of fairies
    • n faerie a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n faerie Archaic forms of fairy: as, Spenser's Faery (or Faerie) Queene.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Faerie fā′ėr-i (arch.) the world of fairies, fairyland:
    • n Faerie fā′ėr-i (obs.) a fairy.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A variant of fairy.

Usage

In literature:

Soft breezes would lull you to my mood, and on their spicy-laden breath would come the notes of faery music.
"Tutors' Lane" by Wilmarth Lewis
They have come from all parts, from Greece and Rome and the lands of Faery, to dance together.
"Child Life In Town And Country" by Anatole France
Art thou of the Faery?
"The Sundering Flood" by William Morris
C. (J. H.) on Spenser's Faerie Queene, 369.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
She seemed a princess of faery, fresh from a bath of magic waters.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Pitt, as his sister often said, knew nothing accurately except Spenser's Faery Queen.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" and Spenser's "Faerie Queene" are good examples of allegory.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The name of Shelley rings like the dying fall of a song, or floats before our eyes amid the faery shapes of wind-tossed clouds.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
The shipyard was still a realm of faery to her.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Tales from the Faerie Queen.
"Traditional Nursery Songs of England" by Various
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In poetry:

Yet well I know, ah, well I know
Why 'tis so sweet and wild--
She slept beneath a faery thorn,
She is a faery child!
"The Enchantress" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
O Eileen Og, O wild Eileen,
My heart is wracked with fear
Lest you should meet your faery kin,
And, laughing, leave me here!
"The Enchantress" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
If only my sad heart may hear
Your voice of faery laughter--
What matters though the heavens fall,
And hell come thundering after.
""Lightnings May Flicker Round My Head"" by Richard Le Gallienne
It seemed that we had, ages gone,
In some far summer weather,
When this same faery moonlight shone,
Sung these same songs together.
"Reminiscence" by John Charles McNeill
If only my sad heart may hear
Your voice of faery laughter—
What matters though the heavens fall,
And hell come thundering after.
"Lightnings May Flicker Round My Head"" by Richard Le Gallienne
But she kissed Maye upon the brow,
As though to steal her soul away;
She kissed here on her Irish eyes,
Her faery eyes, now green, now grey.
"The Water-Witch" by Alice Guerin Crist

In news:

Faeries described and illustrated by Brian Froud, by Alan Lee, edited and designed by David Larkin Abrams, 208 pp.
She and her son Edward designed a house for the faeries of light, since natural light is an important component of Impressionist art.
My wonderment unfolding companions were four little girls, ages 3-7 and one little boy, perhaps six, and the faeries themselves, of course.
She could have been a faerie for all I know, faeries are tricky and love to fool folks.
"I am Queen of the Faeries ," she told me haughtily.
Is that where faeries usually are.
It has been 20 years since the war between faeries and humans destroyed everything.
Faerie Folk' Strike Back With Fritters.
Flo Gris revives a "Wee Faerie Village".
Florence Griswold Museum's Wee Faerie Village in 2009 was a huge success.
Parker has written more than 25 novels about a Boston private eye called Spenser, after the Elizabethan poet who wrote "The Faerie Queene".
Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks.
Stiefvater leaves the faeries of Lament and Ballad for a lyrical tale of alienated werewolves and first love.
Mentally wipe away the Faerie Tale cutesiness and these British freak-folk progenitors are revealed as uncompromising visionaries.
No, not Alan Lee and Brian Froud's classic tome Faeries, but Down East's own Fairy Houses of the Maine Coast.
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