seahorse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n seahorse small fish with horse-like heads bent sharply downward and curled tails; swim in upright position
    • n seahorse either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubber
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only sound Seahorses make is a small clicking or popping sound during feeding or courtship
    • Seahorse the walrus: the hippopotamus or river-horse: the hippocampus
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ; Dut. zee, Ger. see, Ice. sær, Dan. .

Usage

In literature:

A flag of truce was flying on the castles, and on board the SEAHORSE.
"The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson" by Robert Southey
The whitemaned seahorses, champing, brightwindbridled, the steeds of Mananaan.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Think of the poor little seahorse.
"The Sea Fairies" by L. Frank Baum
Horatio's next voyage was to the East Indies, aboard the Seahorse, one of the vessels of a squadron under the command of Sir Edward Hughes.
"Eclectic School Readings: Stories from Life" by Orison Swett Marden
To add to his odd look, the Seahorse moves his eyes in a comic fashion.
"Within the Deep" by R. Cadwallader Smith
Senor Posnansky pins his faith to a small dried seahorse once given him by a Titicaca fisherman.
"Inca Land" by Hiram Bingham
For days together, only one or two seals, a single seahorse, and now and then a flock of ducks, were seen.
"Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Sir William Edward Parry
The little seahorse (Syngnathus hippocampus) is commonly found here.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
It was a rather imposing fountain, with a Neptune in bronze riding a seahorse, with nymphs on dolphins in attendance.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
About southwest of it is the Seahorse Key, on which there is a light in peaceful times.
"On The Blockade" by Oliver Optic
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In poetry:

Of islands lost in the Spanish Main
Which no man ever may find again,
Of fishes and corals under the waves,
And seahorses stabled in great green caves.
"Sea Shell" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Denise's pygmy seahorse: O.J.Brett, Norway, via Wikimedia Commons.
New ' Seahorse ' Sees Scallops in New Way.
You haven't lived until you have tried the Seahorse 's braised Lamb Shank – a tribute to Bobby's Lebanese heritage, simmered in a rosemary and tomato broth -fall off the bone tender.
Seahorses ' extraordinary looks and surprising behavior have earned them a mythic stature, one that now puts them in peril.
Animal Superdads Part of what makes seahorses fascinating is that the males give birth.
Seahorses reveal little of their fragile existence.
Yet seahorses are simply a type of fish.
In seahorses , it's the male who gets pregnant and gives birth.
One response I get if I say I study seahorses is disbelief.
Sanibel School from 4 to 9 pm for the annual Seahorse Festival — and just.
At the Seahorse Grill, Chef Tamasz Tabor and Sommelier David Gemmell bring their epicurian expertise to the table.
Seahorse's neck helps it snag prey.
Why does a seahorse look so bizarre.
10-24-12: Seahorses Threatened by Trawling and Pollution.
A Beginner 's Guide to Seahorses.
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