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kel·pie 1

also kel·py  (kĕl′pē)
n. pl. kel·pies
A malevolent water spirit of Scottish legend, usually having the shape of a horse and rejoicing in or causing drownings.

[Probably of Celtic origin; akin to Scottish Gaelic colpach, heifer.]

kel·pie 2

A sheepdog of a medium-sized breed developed in Australia, having a compact body, usually erect ears, and short coat. Also called Australian kelpie.

[From Kelpie, the name of an early specimen of the breed.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kelpy - (Scottish folklore) water spirit in the form of a horse that likes to drown its riders
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
evil spirit - a spirit tending to cause harm
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We feel the floods surging over us; we sound with him to the kelpy bottom of the waters; sea-weed and all the slime of the sea is about us!
Richard Kelpy Hughes | I see the two french players were not disciplinedBev Lane | Did he do it or is it a case of an under-achieving team looking for a scapegoat Danzin Bear | Legend, no harm few beers.