sea horse


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sea horse small fish with horse-like heads bent sharply downward and curled tails; swim in upright position
    • n sea horse either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubber
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Male sea horses are the ones that get impregnated rather than the females. Males have a pouch on their belly that provides incubation for the female?s eggs and they can have up to 1500 babies at one time
    • Sea horse A fabulous creature, half horse and half fish, represented in classic mythology as driven by sea dogs or ridden by the Nereids. It is also depicted in heraldry. See Hippocampus.
    • Sea horse (Zoöl) Any fish of the genus Hippocampus.
    • Sea horse (Zoöl) The walrus.
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In literature:

The sea-horses and the dolphins were to spout a quantity of water out of their nostrils.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCLXXVI. February, 1847. Vol. LXI." by Various
In the fierce fury of their charge, they sent their horses against the sea.
"Frontier Boys on the Coast" by Capt. Wyn Roosevelt
Opposite Scotland Yard is the Admiralty, built round a courtyard, and hidden by a stone screen surmounted by sea-horses.
"The Strand District" by Sir Walter Besant
He came up out of the sea, and, whipping the wet and weary horse, drove along the narrow lanes towards the Rectory.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
One error in steering, one grip of the great white sea-horses, meant inevitable wreck.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
The wind had got up, and out to sea there were no end of "white horses" shaking their manes and galloping after each other.
"Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light" by Vera C. Barclay
The sea was alive with white horses.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
The street had become a sea of jostling, shoving men and prancing horses.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
The sky was grey and the sea flecked with white horses.
"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole
Seldom has a popular name been so aptly bestowed as in the case of the pretty little sea-horses.
"Little Folks (Septemeber 1884)" by Various

In poetry:

Never the tramp of foot or horse,
Nor lusty cries from ship at sea,
Shall I call loveliest on the dark earth-
My heart moves lovingly.
"Farewell To Anactoria" by Allen Tate
"I ploughed the land with horses,
But my heart was ill at ease,
For the old seafaring men
Came to me now and then,
With their sagas of the seas;--
"Discoverer Of The North Cape. A Leaf From King Alfred's Orosius. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Loud and long
Lift the old exulting song;
Sing with Miriam by the sea,
He has cast the mighty down;
Horse and rider sink and drown;
'He hath triumphed gloriously!'
"Laus Deo" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Ile sing to God, Ile Sing ye songs of praise
To God triumphant in his wondrous ways,
To God whose glorys in the Seas excell,
Where the proud horse & prouder rider fell.
"Moses" by Thomas Parnell
We'le sing to God, we'le sing ye songs of praise
To God triumphant in his wondrous ways,
To God whose glorys in ye Seas excell,
Where ye proud horse & prouder rider fell.
"Moses" by Thomas Parnell
Then the King said, Noble lads, it's you shall follow me,
And ye shall be near me by land or sea,
And for your loyalty towards me your mother I'll reward;
When all on a sudden the tramping of horses was heard.
"Adventures of King Robert the Bruce" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The Sea Horse also scored on the Sandy Hook clam beds as seven keepers and 12 to 15 shorts were recorded.
Sea horses, pink coral, starfish, anemone.
Moon and Sea Horse Parade.
Following on the success of the lift boat, Alex Scott, that they had build at Bollinger Shipyard last year, Sea Horse Marine Inc of Lockport, La.
Horses prepping for the Hong Kong Cup Day races including Carlton House, Alcopop, Siyouma, Joshua Tree, Red Cadeux, Dancing Rain, Sea Siren, and Super Easy.
But when it goes swimming in the Pacific ocean , does it become a "Sea Horse".
Courtesy of Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. Santa and his sleigh of sea horses at the Newport Aquarium.
" South China Sea " is published by Dark Horse.
In one tale of how the horses came to be on the island, the Spanish warship La Galga ran aground and broke up on rough seas in 1750 off Assateague Island, its human and equine survivors swimming to shore.