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Phrase used in Ireland to describe flint arrowheads found near raths, ring-forts constructed in prehistoric times; the Irish original for the phrase, gáe sídhe, ga sí (reformed), is rarely used. ‘Fairy dart’ is also the colloquial name for the unexplained swelling of joints, hands, and feet thought to have been caused by malevolent fairies throwing the darts at humans.

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