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Origin

ELPHINSTONE : Local. From the lands and barony of Elphinstone, in Scotland, and derived from the Anglo-Saxon Elfenne, a fairy or spirit, attd sfone. These elfenne or elf-stones are a peculiar hard flint, and in the olden times were supposed to be shot by the fairies or elfe. The place is so named from this kind of stone being found on the land. View the ELPHINSTONE results.

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