selkie

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sel·kie

also sil·kie  (sĭl′kē)
n.
A creature or spirit in Scottish and Irish folklore that has the form of a seal but can also assume human form.

[Dialectal diminutive of seal.]

selkie

(ˈsɛlkɪ)
n
(Animals) Scot a variant of silkie
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Like the mermaid and selky, mortals can gain power over water-horses (usually this result is obtained by casting a special bridle over them to compel menial service--see for example "Water-horse of the Dark Lake" [MacDougall Folk and Hero Tales 195]), but they are not sought as mates, although water-horses in human guise often hunt women as victims.
Just as there can be offspring as the result of human and selky coupling, so too water-bulls can mate with domesticated cows: "Even to this day [.
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Selky, president of I/N Tek and I/N Kote and host of the commissioning luncheon and tour, said I/N Tek is now operating at its design capability of 1 million tons a year.
Our two-year-old facility," Selky said, "is turning out cold- rolled sheet steels that are unmatched in gauge control and uniformity for our major customers -- the automotive, appliance, and office furniture markets.
According to John Selky, I/N Tek president, when a full-production level is reached, the plant is expected to turn out 3,000 tons of steel a day.