Merman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n merman half man and half fish; lives in the sea
    • n Merman United States singer who appeared in several musical comedies (1909-1984)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Merman The male corresponding to mermaid; a sea man, or man fish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n merman A fabulous man of the sea, with the lower part of the body that of a fish.
    • n merman In heraldry, same as triton.
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Usage

In literature:

It is called "The Bell's Hollow," and there dwells the merman.
"The Sand-Hills of Jutland" by Hans Christian Andersen
And I lose my poor soul, Merman, here with thee.
"The Children's Garland from the Best Poets" by Various
And I lose my poor soul, Merman!
"Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold" by Matthew Arnold
Rather, a blessed merman!
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
One day she was sent to the seashore to fetch sand, when a Havmand (merman) rose up out in the sea.
"A Danish Parsonage" by John Fulford Vicary
He was the classical Merman.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
But you'll like the merman picture, especially Lilith.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
Caney's eyes met those of the Merman barkeeper.
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
The converse of the tale is the well-known legend of the Forsaken Merman.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
The merman turned his head briskly, his eye met hers.
"Bransford of Rainbow Range" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
She took it with signs of thanks; but as it was getting dusk she retired, and the merman plunged back into the sea.
"The Grey Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
The men of Kernak had been drinking at the Golden Merman on their way hither.
"A Blot on the Scutcheon" by May Wynne
And I lose my poor soul, Merman, here with thee.
"Golden Numbers" by Various
They were as strange to me as the merman would be.
"Cape Cod" by Henry D. Thoreau
And I lose my poor soul, Merman, here with thee.
"Literature for Children" by Orton Lowe
They wandered through caves like that of the great merman.
"Granny's Wonderful Chair" by Frances Browne
Some even would have it that they had seen the glittering merman swim off with the maiden in his arms, in the clear moonlight.
"King Eric and the Outlaws, Vol. 3" by Bernhard Severin Ingemann
The particulars given in this instance, and also of the supposed merman seen cast ashore dead in 1719 by the Rev.
"Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained" by Henry Lee
He is an ambiguous creature, analogous to the merman.
"The Circus, and Other Essays and Fugitive Pieces" by Joyce Kilmer
Ashiepattle became very sad, for he did not know how he should get her out again; but after a while a merman brought her up.
"The Fairy Ring" by Various
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In poetry:

Hark, oh hark the elfin laughter
All the little waves along,
As if echoes speeding after
Mocked a merry merman's song!
"Morning along Shore" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The summer will come, and our willow shore
Will hear the merman sing;
But thou wilt list to his song no more
When the rocks with his music ring:
"His Indian Love to Diogo Alvarez" by Louisa Stuart Costello
And Mermaids hung around in flocks,
On cable chains and distant rocks,
To gaze upon those limbs;
For legs like those, of flesh and bone,
Are things "not generally known"
To any Merman TIMBS.
"The Captain and the Mermaids" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The Merman sank - the Captain too
Jumped overboard, and dropped from view
Like stone from catapult;
And when he reached the Merman's lair,
He certainly was welcomed there,
But, ah! with what result?
"The Captain and the Mermaids" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Ricky Graham and Varla Jean Merman star in Big Bosom Buddies.
Big Bosom Buddies, written and performed by Varla Jean Merman and Ricky Graham, would have been a hit in the deliciously decadent Weimar Republic.
As far as classic Broadway performers go, Ethel Merman is not an unfamiliar name.
Download Ethel Merman (Right Click and Save Link As).
Ethel Merman , the musical-comedy star whose belting voice and brassy style entertained Broadway and movie audiences for 50 years, was found dead in her Manhattan apartment yesterday.
Miss Merman, who was 76 years old, had undergone surgery to remove a brain tumor last April.
PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY — A financial advisor from Huntington Beach will stand trial for the 2008 murder of Alexander Merman , the Russian-born artist who was found stabbed to death inside his condo in Santa Monica, police said Wednesday.
The guy with the most gold medals in history is just a man, not a merman .
Interview with Varla Jean Merman .
It was delightful to catch up with performer Jeff Roberson over a cup of tea about his life as Varla Jean Merman .
Why is Ethel Merman semi-forgotten today.
Ethel Merman , the musical-comedy star whose belting voice and brassy style entertained Broadway and movie audiences for 50 years, was found dead in her Manhattan apartment yesterday.
Miss Merman , who was 76 years old, had undergone surgery to remove a brain tumor last April.
Not the kind that Ethel Merman once sang so lustily about, but the kind that keeps the operations of his company, $7.9-million Synergy, in line with his goals.
Dishin' with the celebs of P'town: Margaret Cho , Kate Clinton, Judy Gold, Varla Jean Merman, and Miss Richfield 1981.
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