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  • n. Plural form of nereid.

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Examples

  • Greeks had believed in the dryads, the naiads, the nereids — the woman souls of trees, of brooks and waterfalls and fountains, and of the waves.

    Dwellers in the Mirage

  • She learnt a little French, a little algebra; the internal laws of the Burmese empire; what navigable river joins itself to Lara; what census of the year five was taken at Klagenfurt; also how to draw nereids neatly draped, to spin glass, to stuff birds, and model flowers in wax.

    The Common Reader, Second Series

  • She turned and walked up the grand staircase, which was near — a splendid piece of marble and bronze fifteen feet wide, with marble nereids for newel-posts, and dancing figures worked into the stone.

    The Titan

  • The conga line of gods and goddesses and graces and furies and nereids and nymphs and you-name-it on the other side — everyone pulling except purple-gowned Night — slides and screeches closer to the pit.

    Ilium

  • Among the Greeks the dance of gods, Muses, nereids, and nymphs is often mentioned and depicted along with music.

    MUSIC AS A DIVINE ART

  • The Nile changed its course in order to escape, and nymphs and nereids in terror sought for the sanctuary of some watery place that had escaped destruction.

    A Book of Myths

  • In modern Greek folk-lore, certain trees are said to be dangerous to lie under at noon, as the sleeper may be taken by the nereids, who correspond to our fairies.

    The Sources and Analogues of 'A Midsummer-night's Dream'

  • Beneath awnings wrought of the richest manufactures of the East, the beautiful queen, attired to personate Venus, reclined amidst lovely attendants dressed to represent cupids and nereids.

    General History for Colleges and High Schools

  • The water, a bright translucent curve, flowed steadily into the marble basin; the tritons, nereids, and dolphins gambolled along the frieze; the symbolic bronze statues held, a trifle sententiously, their heroic poses; and high above them all the gilt Queen sat calmly in the sun.

    Mrs. Miniver

  • She turned and walked up the grand staircase, which was near -- a splendid piece of marble and bronze fifteen feet wide, with marble nereids for newel-posts, and dancing figures worked into the stone.

    The Titan

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