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Mermaids

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Sir James Emerson Tennent, speaking of the dugong, a cetacean, says, “Its head has a rude approach to the human outline, and the mother while suckling her young holds it to her breast with one flipper, as a woman holds her infant in her arm. If disturbed she suddenly dives under water, and tosses up her fish-like tail. It is this creature which has probably given rise to the tales about mermaids.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Mercutio
Mercy
Meredith (Owen)
Meridian (A)
Merino Sheep
Merioneth
Merian (French)
Merlin
Merlin Chair (A)
Merlo or Melo (Juan de)
Mermaids
Mermaid’s Glove [Chalina oculata]
Mermaids Purses
Meropē
Merops Son or A son of Merops
Merovingian Dynasty
Merrie England
Merrow
Merry
Merry Andrew
Merry Dancers

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