merman

Part of speech: noun

A fabled marine creature, half man, half fish.

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Usage examples "merman":

  1. The merman then said: " This is my eldest daughter's dowry." - "Granny's Wonderful Chair", Frances Browne.
  2. Grampus himself did not immediately cut open the volume which Merman had been careful to send him, not without a very lively and shifting conception of the possible effects which the explosive gift might produce on the too eminent scholar- effects that must certainly have set in on the third day from the despatch of the parcel. - "Impressions of Theophrastus Such", George Eliot.
  3. Father Bear was after him, but before he could reach him the merman was up and running for the open strip of water in the distance. - "The Counterpane Fairy", Katharine Pyle.