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  • He rowed on until he came to the hut, and having moored the boat to the door, he put on the water-dress and the crystal helmet, and taking the spear in his hand, he leaped over the side of the curragh, and sank down and down until he touched the bottom.

    The Golden Spears And Other Fairy Tales

  • Then Brian put on his water-dress, with his helmet of transparent crystal on his head, telling his brothers to wait his return.

    The Golden Spears And Other Fairy Tales

  • But while Enda lay dreaming of the Princess Mave, the little fairy woman who gave him the water-dress, and crystal helmet, and shining spear on the banks of the Boyne, slid into his room, and she placed beside his couch a silver helmet and a silver shield.

    The Golden Spears And Other Fairy Tales

  • "Send your boat adrift, Enda," she said; "but first take out your shining spear; the water-dress and the crystal helmet will take care of themselves."

    The Golden Spears And Other Fairy Tales

  • But the poison did not harm him, because of his water-dress and crystal helmet.

    The Golden Spears And Other Fairy Tales

  • And, having said this, the little woman plucked a handful of wild grasses, and she breathed upon them three times and then flung them on the river, and a dozen fairy nymphs came springing up through the water, bearing the water-dress and crystal helmet and a shining spear.

    The Golden Spears And Other Fairy Tales

  • Enda did as he was bidden, and he laid down his water-dress and helmet on the grass, and the little fairies, seeing him in his proper shape, got over their fright, and, unrestrained by the presence of the queen, they ran tumbling over one another to try and get a good look at the crystal helmet.

    The Golden Spears And Other Fairy Tales

  • Inflated with joy he leaped with it to the surface like a bladder; laid it carefully on the water-dress, and pushing the latter before him soon succeeded in getting hold of the dead swan.

    The Giant of the North Pokings Round the Pole

  • Turning as he spoke, he ran back to the spot where he had left the water-dress, which he immediately put on.

    The Giant of the North Pokings Round the Pole

  • GaGa, who is up for three awards reportedly feels the rehearsed fun-packed performance does not reflect her mood and instead will perform in a plain-black leotard as a substitute for the flamboyant 'water-dress' she had planned to wear.

    MTV UK

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