from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic order within the subclass Placentalia — the sirenians.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. An order of large aquatic herbivorous mammals, including the manatee, dugong, rytina, and several fossil genera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sirenian mammals or so-called herbivorous cetaceans, an order of educabilian placental Mammalia, having the body fish-like in form, with the hind limbs and pelvis more or less completely atrophied, and the body ending in a horizontal expansive tail, either rounded or like the flukes of a cetacean.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an animal order including: manatees; dugongs; Steller's sea cow
It will be appearing in Sirenia Digest #53 at the end of the month.
However, sick or not, I managed yesterday, somehow, to write 1,074 words on "At the Gate of Deeper Slumber," which will appear in Sirenia Digest #41.
I have until March 23rd to get that done, and when you figure in Sirenia Digest #40, the month is pretty much shot.
Yesterday, I wrote 1,947 words (a very, very productive writing day for me) and finished "The Mermaid of the Concrete Ocean," which will be appearing in Sirenia Digest #43.
Anyway, it'll appear later this month in Sirenia Digest #41.
I tried to look at Asian porn sites, as they are often the source of inspiration for the tales in Sirenia Digest.
And the answers have been interesting enough that I think a number of them will be featured (anonymously) in Sirenia Digest #50 (for which I am trying to think up fun and special things).
The language used by the characters was rather different than usual, pleasantly old fashioned I guess and unexpected since the dialogue is usually more casual/modern in Sirenia stories (not that it's always the same, like the recentish Eighth Veil which I also loved) ...
However, yesterday's 473 got me to THE END of "Three Months, Three Scenes, With Snow," which will be included in Sirenia Digest #53.
I think I'll be taking replies most of the month, and the best will be included in Sirenia Digest #50 (printed anonymously, and the responses are being screened, so I'm the only person who will see your reply to the post with your screen name attached).