kelpie

[ UK /kˈɛlpa‍ɪ/ ]
NOUN
  1. an Australian sheepdog with pointed ears
  2. (Scottish folklore) water spirit in the form of a horse that likes to drown its riders
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  • As the snake pursued Palethorpe across the garden her three Australian sheepdogs, known as kelpies, leapt to her defense. Dog Fights For Life After Saving Owner | Impact Lab
  • Think of the precedents—Proteus, Scylla… I am certain there is something extremely edifying in the Bible about Leviathan and a hook, and my old nurse, a dour Scotswoman, used to terrify me with stories of kelpies and other devilish creatures that drowned and ate their victims, apart from their livers. The Mistaken Wife
  • Think of the precedents—Proteus, Scylla… I am certain there is something extremely edifying in the Bible about Leviathan and a hook, and my old nurse, a dour Scotswoman, used to terrify me with stories of kelpies and other devilish creatures that drowned and ate their victims, apart from their livers. The Mistaken Wife
  • Skelpie-limmer’s-face, a technical term in female scolding (R. B.). Glossary
  • Rachael Treasure - kelpie trainer, cattle farmer, jillaroo - couldn't live anywhere but in the country.
  • The world's biggest and most famous kelpie is the Loch Ness Monster, although it is often mistaken for a sea serpent (FB).
  • Check out the old Toyota ute with a cowboy hat on the dash, a kelpie in the front seat and a saddle in the back.
  • A magic bridle may be used to tame a kelpie temporarily, though this will engender great rage in the creature.
  • There are rose goblins and kelpies, doppelgangers and kitsune—and the variation is a wonderful thing to behold. seanan_mcguire: Rosemary and reviews, with bonus party aftermath.
  • In several fables the kelpie appears as a handsome young prince, who lures maidens to a watery fate worse than death.
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