In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- With a Romanesque Revival exterior style, the interior has extensive hand-carved woodwork in the shape of mermaids and mythical animals.
- Iphigenia suddenly realized without her mermaid's tail, she might not be able to swim at all.
- With her tiny feet splayed in a ‘V’, the impression of a mermaid's forked tail is complete.
- The puppet characters will include magical sea creatures such as mermaids and jellyfish.
- Over the past decades he has created a menagerie of animals and mythical creatures, including mermaids and two-headed dragons.
- Her day job involves research on mermaids, fantasy creatures as inaccessible as her ideal mate.
- The sea is the home of selkies, mermaids, these liminal creatures that slip back and forth between states as between elements.
- It had carvings of mytholical creatures; mermaids and fairies seemed to be most of them.
- Fabulous sea creatures, giant fish, mermaids and dolphins circulate through the hulls of wrecked ships.
- The thing rushed past his stationary body, jaws snapping at the mermaids ' tails.
- There are elves and centaurs and unicorns and mermaids and flying lynxes and all shapes of mythical things.
- It was made out of dark cherry wood and gold leafed in the mermaids and fish carved into the legs of the table and chairs.
- A group of beautiful red-haired mermaids were all screeching at the top of their lungs.
- And then, from the depths of the sea, beautiful mermaids swam up.
- Ancient maps contained only the sea, colored with symbols such as mermaids, fish or vessels while the land was empty.
- Wendy was surprised to find the girl also had humanoid legs, and not the tail that mermaids of myth did.
- His ears look like those sometimes depicted on mermaids, fine webbing, the usual wavelike sea-creature pattern, and gray.
- There were many beautiful and strange statues of mermaids and dragons and other mystical creatures.
- When she was a child, her nanny regaled her with stories about mermaids and other sea creatures.
- In Hans Christian Andersen, the mermaids are unbelievably beautiful, and a male would not have had that lightness of line.
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