kelpie kelpie

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (Scottish folklore) water spirit in the form of a horse that likes to drown its riders
  2. (n) an Australian sheepdog with pointed ears

Usage(s):

  • With his kelpie-cross Boy at his side, the former sales rep for a building-products company whiles away the afternoons by the Manning River.

News

  • Behold The 98-Foot-Tall Steel Horse Heads That Will Guard A Scottish Park

    A pair of 300-ton sculptures will be among the largest public art installations in the U.K. Celtic mythology is packed with fantastical creatures, from pookas and brownies to banshees and leprechauns. But it’s the Kelpie--the water horse said to lure men and children into the lochs of Scotland and Ireland--that is immortalized in these stunning, 98-foot-tall steel sculptures. The twin monuments ...
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

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Quotes

  • Greg Bear, author of Darwin's Radio, says: "Primal Tears is primal storytelling, thoughtful and passionate. Kelpie Wilson wonderfully expands our definitions of human and family."
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: Greg Bear Source: Scoop.co.nz (press release)

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