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  • We also have dog-fish, snake-fish, sea-horses, and as Fly Fish Chick points out, even sea-monkeys.

    Fish 'Should be rebranded as Sea Kittens'

  • It is only now, in looking at the photo, that I noticed that the central block of the double-headed dragons (or sea-horses) is enclosed in an embossed square composed of four blue cross-like medallions on each of its four corners and three "sacred eyes" (shaped like the vesica pisces) on each of the north, south, east and west bands enclosing the design in the central block.

    An Interesting Emblem

  • Below him were his four sea-horses, fashioned like our horses from the head to the front hoofs; all the rest of their body, from the middle backwards, resembled a fish, and the tails of these creatures were agreeably inter-woven.

    OMG, how did I miss this?! | Diane Duane's weblog: "Out of Ambit"

  • With its furious, muscular figures and mythical sea-horses, this maritime conflict bespeaks the great painter's lifelong study of ancient antiquity as well as his characteristic incisive draftsmanship.

    Too Big for Books or Portfolios: Prints of Monumental Size

  • Meanwhile, the Queen had no sooner stepped on the bridge than a new spectacle was provided; for as soon as the music gave signal that she was so far advanced, a raft, so disposed as to resemble a small floating island, illuminated by a great variety of torches, and surrounded by floating pageants formed to represent sea-horses, on which sat Tritons,

    Kenilworth

  • When the animals were brought to the vessels, it was no small disappointment to many of the seamen, who had feasted their eyes for several days with the prospect of eating them, to find that they were not sea-cows, as they had supposed, but sea-horses.

    Narrative of the Voyages Round The World, Performed by Captain James Cook

  • A prodigious number of sea-horses lay upon the ice; and some of them, on the nineteenth, were procured for food, there being at this time a want of fresh provisions.

    Narrative of the Voyages Round The World, Performed by Captain James Cook

  • In these high latitudes, our navigators killed several sea-horses, and also two white bears; the flesh of the latter afforded a few excellent meals of fresh meat.

    Narrative of the Voyages Round The World, Performed by Captain James Cook

  • Our voyagers lived upon the sea-horses as long as they lasted; and there were few who did not prefer them to the salt meat.

    Narrative of the Voyages Round The World, Performed by Captain James Cook

  • This time they came themselves to fetch me, in a chariot of pearl drawn by sea-horses, followed by the dragon, who was led with chains of diamonds.

    The Blue Fairy Book

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