Mermaids

Mermaids and Mermen (i.e. sea-maids and sea-men), a class of beings fabled to inhabit the sea, with a human body as far as the waist, ending in the tail of a fish; the females of them represented above the surface of the sea combing their long hair with one hand and holding a mirror with the other; they are supposed to be endowed with the gift of prophecy, and are of an amorous temper.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Merlin * Merovingians
Mer-de-glace
Meredith, George
Meredith, Owen
Mergui
Meridian
Mèrimèe, Prosper
Merio`neth
Merivale, Charles
Merle d'Aubigné, Jean-Henri
Merlin
Mermaids
Merovingians
Merrilees, Meg
Merry Monarch
Mersey
Merthyr-Tydvil
Merv
Meryon, Charles
Mesmer, Friedrich Anton
Mesmerism
Mesopotamia

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Mermaids in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable