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  • Built around the Celtic myth of the selkie -- a sea creature that sheds its seal-like appearance to live temporarily on land -- Ondine is the story of Syracuse (Farrell), a fisherman in a small Irish village who lives alone but makes the most of his time with his daughter from a broken marriage.

    Marshall Fine: Movie Review: Ondine

  • Not infrequently they devoured, or were devoured by, their seal-like relatives.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: The Road To Science Fiction 2 - James Gunn

  • At about the time that inflammation of the airways occurs, your child will develop a seal-like, barky cough.

    You Raising Your Child

  • A combination of "dune surfing," sliding and just plain stumbling had us back to the base in seven minutes, our feet giving off comical, seal-like squeaks as they rubbed against the sand.

    James M. Clash: Dune Climbing on the Dark Continent

  • The child he conjured up when he closed his eyes at night was always an infant, the tangled hair still as smooth as peach fuzz, with the scars and bruises of summer erased, so that Byron was again a sleek, seal-like baby.

    The New Yorker Stories

  • The otter's seal-like whiskers were long and sparse and dangled to the water line.

    Country diary: Claxton, Norfolk

  • The seal-like whiskers were long and sparse and dangled to the water line.

    Country diary: Claxton, Norfolk

  • I can take a deep breath without the air stopping dead somewhere midway between my lungs and my esophagus, or suffering paroxysms of the seal-like bark that has been masquerading as my cough.

    The Subtle Rewards of Sickness

  • Then, as quickly and inexplicably as it had struck, the disease–dubbed Transcription Divergence Syndrome TDS–vanished, leaving behind a population divided into three new branches of humanity: giant gray-skinned argos, hairless seal-like betas, and grotesquely obese charlies.

    Books in the Mail (W/E 11/08/2009)

  • Zhuo said he witnessed the six seal-like, finned creatures swimming and frolicking in the lake for an hour and a half, before they ducked out of sight at 7: 00 AM.

    Archive 2007-09-01

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