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Yacu-mama [mother of waters]

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A fabulous sea-snake, fifty paces long and twelve yards in girth, said to lurk in the lagunes of South America, and in the river Amazon. This monster draws into its mouth whatever passes within a hundred yards of it, and for this reason an Indian will never venture to enter an unknown lagune till he has blown his horn, which the yacu-mama never fails to answer if it is within hearing. By this means the danger apprehended is avoided. (Waterton.)

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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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Yacoub ebn Laïth
Yacu-mama [mother of waters]
Yahoo
Yama
Yamuna
Yankee
Yarmouth Bloater
Yarmouth Capons
Yawn
Yea, Yes
Year
Yellow

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