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- n. Variant of kelpie1.
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- n. Alternative form of kelpie (shapeshifting spirit).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See kelpie.
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- n. (Scottish folklore) water spirit in the form of a horse that likes to drown its riders
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I hope, at the very least, that the whale can close its eyes and think of a happy, kelpy place, and as he drifts into whatever afterlife awaits him, that he's swum a few good laps, eaten some succulent fish, and given at least one Ahab a run for his money.
“Out there, a spirit knows what kelpy smells we need.”
We feel the floods surging over us, we sound with him to the kelpy bottom of the waters; sea-weed and all the slime of the sea is about us!
They were bred in Australia in the late 1800s, starting with the wild dingo and adding in things like bulldogs and kelpy.
A kelpy feeling wavered in Carl's stomach, hurry ing toward nausea.
This morning the air for him was kelpy with the sweetand-sour smell of the Hudson.
Now the light diminished to a distant star that seemed to twinkle on the waters, like those which, according to the legends of the country, the water-kelpy sends for the purpose of indicating the watery grave of his victims.
"Don't let the kelpy catch you," she said to him half seriously.
"We haven't seen the kelpy, after all," said Reeves.
"Do you think a kelpy would look like that?" said the girl dreamily.