Daryl Hannah plays the mermaid who names herself after an avenue and eats the whole lobster.
Dora is seen getting dressed as a mermaid by a cursor being manned by some omniscient game player.
She occasionally has to dress up as a mermaid for her gig at a fancy Miami hotel.
It was inspired by the short story “mermaid in a Jar” by writer Sheila Heti, who spoke with Simmons for Interview magazine.
Graziella gladly consented, and Bonnetta stayed below with the mermaid.
He had, so I gathered, told me all he was going to tell me about the mermaid.
All the pretty heads were a foot under ground, and the roots, like the locks of a mermaid, wooing the buxom air.
"Because they are not like you, dear," answered the mermaid, with salt tears in her soft eyes.
In these he is borne beyond the world with those poets whom Keats conceived as supping at a celestial "mermaid."
Streaming like a mermaid, she crouched in her canoe, paddling with the regularity of a machine.
mid-14c., mermayde, literally "maid of the sea," from Middle English mere "sea, lake" (see mere (n.)) + maid. Old English had equivalent merewif "water-witch" (see wife), meremenn "mermaid, siren." Tail-less in northern Europe; the fishy form is a medieval influence from classical sirens. A favorite sign of taverns and inns since at least early 15c. (in reference to the inn on Bread Street, Cheapside, London). Mermaid pie (1660s) was "a sucking pig baked whole in a crust."
A legendary marine creature with the head and torso of a woman and the tail of a fish; the masculine, less well-known equivalent is a merman. Though linked to the classical Sirens, mermaids may be nothing more than sailors' fanciful reports of the playful antics of dugongs or manatees.