from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as sea-serpent, 2.
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Yet in his bravery he could tear to pieces the water-serpent.
Kibun-Daijin because it asserts that the beautiful samurai was not really a man, but a transformed dragon, or water-serpent, that used to inhabit the lake at Uyeno, -- Shinobazu-no-Ike.
The other beast of which I have told you (the water-serpent), which always lives in the water, hates the crocodile with a mortal hatred.
The fish swimming along in its neighbourhood, -- the birds which, rising from the reeds, skim by overhead, -- the animals which come to the banks to drink, -- even man himself, have cause to dread a blow from the snout, and the powerful coils of the huge water-serpent.