Sea-Serpent

Sea-Serpent, a marine monster of serpent-like shape whose existence is still a matter of question, although several seemingly authentic accounts have been circulated in attestation. The subject has given rise to much disputation and conjecture on the part of naturalists, but opinion mostly favours the supposition that these gigantic serpent-like appearances are caused by enormous cuttlefish swimming on the surface of the water, with their 20 ft. long tentacles elongated fore and aft. Other fishes which might also be mistaken for the sea-serpent are the barking-shark, tape-fish, marine snake, &c.

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

Sealed Orders * Sebastian. St.
Scriblerus, Martinus
Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose
Scroggs, Sir William
Scudéry, Madeleine de
Sculptured Stones
Scutari
Scylla and Charybdis
Scythians
Seabury, Samuel
Sealed Orders
Sea-Serpent
Sebastian. St.
Sebastiano del Piombo
Sebastopol
Sebillot, Paul
Secker, Thomas
Second-Sight
Secularist
Sedan
Sedgemoor
Sedgwick, Adam

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