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selkie

or sealchie, silkie

[sil-kee] /ˈsɪl ki/
noun, Scot.
1.
a mythical creature that looks like a seal in water but assumes human form on land.
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  • Into the depths of his concentration came the odor of tsin-tsin flowers, followed by the familiar, silkie voice of his arch-enemy.

    The Affair of the Brains Anthony Gilmore
  • It is also clear that the offspring of silkie crosses are more apt to be polydactyl than those of Houdan crosses.

  • But soon he and silkie were frisking and tumbling about in the front-yard.

    The Tale of Cuffy Bear Arthur Scott Bailey
  • We shall see that this hypothesis receives support from all silkie matings.

  • His mother was making the beds, and silkie was pretending to help her.

    The Tale of Cuffy Bear Arthur Scott Bailey
  • And soon Mr. Bear had Cuffy on one knee, and silkie on the other, and he was telling them all about maple-sugar.

    The Tale of Cuffy Bear Arthur Scott Bailey
  • When he reached home his father and mother and silkie all laughed so hard at the sight of him that Cuffy began to whimper.

    The Tale of Cuffy Bear Arthur Scott Bailey
  • One day Cuffy Bear and his little sister silkie had been making sand pies.

    The Tale of Cuffy Bear Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Mr. Bear's mouth was stretched quite wide in what silkie and Cuffy knew to be his most agreeable smile.

    The Tale of Cuffy Bear Arthur Scott Bailey
  • She sent Cuffy and silkie into the house, because she wanted to be sure that they wouldn't wander off into the woods.

    The Tale of Cuffy Bear Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for silkie

silkie

/ˈsɪlkɪ/
noun
1.
a Scot word for seal2
Word Origin
from earlier Scot selich, Old English seolh

selkie

/ˈsɛlkɪ/
noun
1.
(Scot) a variant of silkie
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