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

  Elves \Elves\, n.; pl. of Elf.
     [1913 Webster] Elvish \Elv"ish\, a.
     1. Pertaining to elves; implike; mischievous; weird; also,
        vacant; absent in demeanor. See Elfish.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              He seemeth elvish by his countenance. --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Mysterious; also, foolish. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  elvish
      adj 1: usually good-naturedly mischievous; "perpetrated a
             practical joke with elfin delight"; "elvish tricks" [syn:
             elfin, elfish, elvish]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  elvish
   n.
  
      1. The Tengwar of Feanor, a table of letterforms resembling the beautiful
      Celtic half-uncial hand of the Book of Kells. Invented and described by J.
      R. R. Tolkien in The Lord of The Rings as an orthography for his fictional
      ?elvish? languages, this system (which is both visually and phonetically {
      elegant) has long fascinated hackers (who tend to be intrigued by
      artificial languages in general). It is traditional for graphics printers,
      plotters, window systems, and the like to support a Feanorian typeface as
      one of their demo items. See also elder days.
  
      2. By extension, any odd or unreadable typeface produced by a graphics
      device.
  
      3. The typeface mundanely called ?B?cklin?, an art-Noveau display font.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  elvish
  
      1. The Tengwar of Feanor, a table of letterforms
     resembling the beautiful Celtic half-uncial hand of the "Book
     of Kells".  Invented and described by J.R.R. Tolkien in "The
     Lord of The Rings" as an orthography for his fictional
     "elvish" languages, this system (which is both visually and
     phonetically elegant) has long fascinated hackers (who tend
     to be intrigued by artificial languages in general).  It is
     traditional for graphics printers, plotters, window systems,
     and the like to support a Feanorian typeface as one of their
     demo items.  By extension, the term might be used for any odd
     or unreadable typeface produced by a graphics device.
  
     2. The typeface mundanely called "B"ocklin", an art-decoish
     display font.  [Why?]
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1998-04-28)
  

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