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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Elf-marked.
 
Those born with a natural defect, according to the ancient Scottish superstition, are marked by the elves for mischief. Queen Margaret called Richard III.—
       
“Thou elfish-marked, abortive, rooting hog!”—
       
Shakespeare: Richard III., i. 3.
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