Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fabulous animal depicted with fore parts like those of a horse, and with hinder parts like those of a fish.
  • noun A hippopotamus.
  • noun A morse or walrus.
  • noun A hippocampus; any syngnathous fish of the family Hippocampidæ. See cut under Hippocampidæ.
  • noun The acanthopterygian fish Agriopus (or Congiopodus) torvus. See Agriopus.

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Examples

  • I was struck by how some of the images that emerged were of other natural forms, much water-related, such as whales like Lucinda said, or I saw a sea-horse.

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  • Here he is--take him back.' laughs And there's this prophecy that one day Aquaman will come back to save everyone, so I thought, 'You know, there's a series right there: an Aquaman who may be from another universe arrives to save the day on a monster sea-horse with death ray eyes...'

    Aqua-Mail

  • Here he is--take him back.' laughs And there's this prophecy that one day Aquaman will come back to save everyone, so I thought, 'You know, there's a series right there: an Aquaman who may be from another universe arrives to save the day on a monster sea-horse with death ray eyes...'

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  • A weedy sea dragon -- an 18-inch creature with a long snout and a sea-horse body -- is pregnant for only the third time ever at a United States aquarium.

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  • I thought the central part shows a double-headed dragon; dondelion says it's a double-headed sea-horse.

    An Interesting Emblem

  • I thought the central part shows a double-headed dragon; dondelion says it's a double-headed sea-horse.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • A weedy sea dragon -- an 18-inch creature with a long snout and a sea-horse body -- is pregnant for only the third time ever at a United States aquarium.

    Surprise!

  • He saw once there a sea-horse — just a queer little sea-animal that looked somewhat like a horse — and another time he saw an electric eel which

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  • Leaning forward as if to speak, Valeria suddenly jabbed, plunging the sea-horse brooch into the flank of the brigand's stolen horse.

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  • Valeria drew her cloak around herself, clutching the sea-horse brooch.

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