from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of selkie.
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- n. A breed of chicken, with very fine, silk-like feathers.
- n. Alternative spelling of selkie. A creature of Irish, Scottish, Icelandic, and Faroese mythology which can transform from a seal to a human (usually a woman).
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` Twas a silkie was the father of the Woman by the Bay.
"A silkie is a creature who is a man upon the land, but becomes a seal within the sea.
We had really good luck with comfort silkie blankies.
Having grown up in a household that kept chickens, he got his experience early on, but between raising kids and living in New York, had nearly forgotten about it until he turned on the TV one day and saw a Martha Stewart episode where she was handling graceful silkie chickens and their small, subtly colored eggs.
For a creative retelling of the silkie selkie legend, I highly recommend the charming film mentioned by Alexandra, The Secret of Roan Inish.
Dad thought it would be a good idea to get a silkie chicken and rooster pair.
In one part of the study the scientists even found how the genes differ among three different races of domesticated hens: a laying hen, a broiler, and a silkie.
Someone did mention about the silkie rooster and the silky plant, Rurality, I think.
Loved how you put that silky plant photo right after the silkie chicken!
When they get there they see that Giles, being a silkie, was still alive, but if he's killed as a man again he won't be able to escape his fate once again.
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