from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The sirenian mammals or so-called herbivorous cetaceans, an order of educabilian placental Mammalia, having the body fish-like in form, with the hind limbs and pelvis more or less completely atrophied, and the body ending in a horizontal expansive tail, either rounded or like the flukes of a cetacean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) An order of large aquatic herbivorous mammals, including the manatee, dugong, rytina, and several fossil genera.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic order within the subclass Placentalia — the sirenians.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an animal order including: manatees; dugongs; Steller's sea cow


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Named for the legendary siren, originating in Greek mythology.


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  • The language used by the characters was rather different than usual, pleasantly old fashioned I guess and unexpected since the dialogue is usually more casual/modern in Sirenia stories (not that it's always the same, like the recentish Eighth Veil which I also loved) ...

    "I used to be somebody. Now I'm somebody else." greygirlbeast 2010

  • However, yesterday's 473 got me to THE END of "Three Months, Three Scenes, With Snow," which will be included in Sirenia Digest #53.

    "I wonder if I'm allowed just ever to be." subtlesttrap 2010

  • Anyway, it'll appear later this month in Sirenia Digest #41.

    Earth Day '09 greygirlbeast 2009

  • It will be appearing in Sirenia Digest #53 at the end of the month.

    "I see the walls, and see them fall." greygirlbeast 2010

  • I tried to look at Asian porn sites, as they are often the source of inspiration for the tales in Sirenia Digest.

    "Blame in on the satellite, that beams me home." greygirlbeast 2009

  • Yesterday, I wrote 1,947 words (a very, very productive writing day for me) and finished "The Mermaid of the Concrete Ocean," which will be appearing in Sirenia Digest #43.

    Alas, and alack, and Alaska. greygirlbeast 2009

  • However, sick or not, I managed yesterday, somehow, to write 1,074 words on "At the Gate of Deeper Slumber," which will appear in Sirenia Digest #41.

    Ugh greygirlbeast 2009

  • It will be appearing in Sirenia Digest #53 at the end of the month.

    "I see the walls, and see them fall." greygirlbeast 2010

  • I have until March 23rd to get that done, and when you figure in Sirenia Digest #40, the month is pretty much shot.

    "The pitying smirk, the argument runs like clockwork." ellen_datlow 2009

  • And the answers have been interesting enough that I think a number of them will be featured (anonymously) in Sirenia Digest #50 (for which I am trying to think up fun and special things).

    If I were a monster you could summon.... yuki_onna 2010


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