Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A siren of Germanic legend whose singing lures sailors to shipwreck.

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  • n. a Siren of German legend who lured boatmen in the Rhine to destruction

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Examples

  • And Brackett is clearly shouting out to sword-and-sorcery when she calls one of her heroes "Conan" (in "Lorelei of the Red Mists").

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  • The introduction to the Bradbury and Brackett team-up in 'Lorelei Of the Red Mist' points out exactly where Brackett stopped writing and Bradbury began the second half of the story.

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  • The rock is called Lorelei and over centuries, legends about the place grew up.

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  • Just back from the hospital after having a baby girl, Lorelei is devastated by her son's death and mysteriously dies days later.

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  • Like I said, the Kim Criswell CD "The Lorelei" is out of print, but used copies can be ordered from the Amazon listing.

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  • The last legend reminds one of the "Lorelei" -- a legend of the Rhine.

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  • The Lorelei is my sherris ; Ibibio shall not want.

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  • Added: this has been identified as Lorelei, sometimes spelled Loreley.

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  • Another water-spirit not unlike the Lorelei is the nixie, which is both male and female, the male appearing like any human being, but, as in the case of the water-spirits of the Slavonic peoples and England, Scotland, and Central America, being possessed of green teeth.

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  • It had been her intention to call Lorelei to witness this dramatic disclosure and thus enhance its effect, but in the excitement of the moment she forgot.

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