or seal·chie, sil·kie
- a mythical creature that looks like a seal in water but assumes human form on land.
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Examples from the Web for silkie
But soon he and Silkie were frisking and tumbling about in the front-yard.
His mother was making the beds, and Silkie was pretending to help her.
"But Mother told us not to go far away," Silkie reminded him.
She had noticed for several days that Cuffy and Silkie were growing sleepy.
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
- a Scot word for seal 2
from earlier Scot selich, Old English seolh
- Scot a variant of silkie
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