It would have been better for him if he had let go, for in that vehement struggle he felt the evidence of the sea-maid's power.
He did not think that the sea-maid herself knew that he had seen her there.
The sea-maid turned about, and her face flashed suddenly upon him, bright in the moonlight.
Was it not possible that he, rude, whimsical man that he was, might have influence with the sea-maid of the laughing face?
He thought the sea-maid did not know that he had seen her, for her footsteps came on after his own.
A spondee is a foot of two equally accented syllables; as, mainspring, sea-maid.
Mr. Croker says this is moruach, sea-maid; the only word we find in O'Reilly is muṁmeċ (mrirgach).
Some report a sea-maid spawned him; some, that he was begot between two stock-fishes.
As it was, a pair of brown eyes blinded him, and the tones of a voice sweeter than the songs of Oberon's sea-maid filled his ears.