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sylph

any of a class of imaginary beings assumed to inhabit the air
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sylph

spirit inhabiting atmosphere in Rosicrucian philosophy. [Medieval Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1055]
See: Air
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Those, however, who followed the path and tongue of Sylph the Morningstar knew better.
In the second act, the groom tries to persuade the sylph to join him in the human world.
The Mountain Sylph was reduced from five to three scenes according to an advertisement for Professor Pepper's PROTEOUS and the Spectral Opera Company's performance in Hanley (Staffordshire Sentinel, 16 Feb.
Notice the sophisticated alliteration: "darning needle, dancer, / meadow hawk or glider." The final couplet switches from a four-beat line to five, adding surprise to the equation: "water naiad, threadtail, // sylph or sprite or penny nail."
After initial studies at the Royal Danish Ballet and with Madam Edite Feifer Frandsen, Isaksen made her debut as a teenager with Elsa-Marianne von Rosen's Scandinavian Ballet, dancing the Sylph in La Sylphide and in solo roles by choreographers Ivo Cramer and von Rosen.
Winslow Homer's "The Gale" and "Coast in Winter" and Frederick Childe Hassam's "Sylph's Rock" are the muses for the new music, and were selected by the band.
Talismanic captain Brett Sylph has taken a year's break from rugby, so scrum-half Jonathan Scott is the new skipper.
Among the objectors was Londonbased Wynter Sylph, the Druid High Priestess of the Avebury Druidic Society, who quoted the legendary King Arthur in her letter of objection to the planning committee.
Taking pride of place is the model Sylph, a half eye frame which has been styled with all the drama of Baroque.
During her stay with the Dragon Queen, Qwen, the estranged daughter of Yavie's guardian Nall, helps Arcinae find the Sylph who give Arcinae her wings back in exchange for her immortality.
"This guidance includes detailed answers to common questions regarding the auditors' report on information related to an entity's IFRS transition," said IAASB technical director Jim Sylph. "It is hoped that the guidance will assist auditors in addressing some of the issues related to IFRSs transition and contribute to greater consistency in audit practice."