from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mermaid. See mermaid.
  • noun A sea-nymph.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The mermaid.
  • noun A sea nymph.


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  • But this old sea-maid be air-baggin' fer longer than she needs.

    20th September '05

  • Some report a sea-maid spawned him; some, that he was begot between two stock-fishes.

    Measure for Measure

  • Some report a sea-maid spawn’d him; some that he was begot between two stock-fishes.

    Act III. Scene II. Measure for Measure

  • “A sea-maid has no immortal soul, and can never gain one, except she win the love of a mortal.

    The Little Sea-Maid

  • Before the sun rises you must thrust it into the heart of the Prince, and when the warm blood falls upon your feet they will grow together again into a fish-tail, and you will become a sea-maid again, and come back to us, and live your three hundred years before you become dead salt sea-foam.

    The Little Sea-Maid

  • When the sisters thus rose up, arm in arm, in the evening time, through the water, the little sister stood all alone looking after them; and she felt as if she must weep; but the sea-maid has no tears and for this reason she suffers far more acutely.

    The Little Sea-Maid

  • When something like a black cloud passed among them, she knew that it was either a whale swimming over her head, or a ship with many people: they certainly did not think that a pretty little sea-maid was standing down below stretching up her white hands towards the keel of their ship.

    The Little Sea-Maid

  • She swam like a sea-maid, she had fenced even better than her brother, and methinks she was the bonniest shot with a long-bow of any woman in all England.

    A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales

  • As it was, a pair of brown eyes blinded him, and the tones of a voice sweeter than the songs of Oberon's sea-maid filled his ears.

    A Fool for Love

  • The sea-maid was not in sight, truly; but as long as he stood alone in the moonlight scene, he felt that her presence was with him.

    The Mermaid A Love Tale


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