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n. pl. ne·re·i·des (nə-rē′ĭ-dēz′)

[Latin Nērēïs, Nereid; see Nereid.]
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(Animals) any polychaete worm of the genus Nereis. See ragworm
[C18: from Latin; see Nereid1]
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Since it's arrival into Philippine shores last year, French costume jewerly Les Nereides has been making waves with its handmade and hand painted designs.
SOMETIME between July and August last year, Peejay Yambao shot an e-mail to French jewelry design house Les Nereides.
Though they are diminutively scaled and finely wrought, Les Nereides' products retail from about P2,800 for a cuff with a heart, or P4,600 for a necklace with a figurine pendant of a ballerina, to about P15,000-P20,000 for the more elaborate pieces.
Dans le patio du pavillon des antiquites se trouvent deux mosaiques, la premiere represente des poissons et la seconde represente Scylla entouree de quatre nereides. On y trouve egalement des epitaphes et fragments de sepultures musulmanes de l'epoque ottomane.
Elsewhere in Burne-Jones's androgynous fantasy she plays both the Archangel Gabriel and the Virgin of the Annunciation (1879); a female Persius who receives arms from her tripled self, the three Nereides, in order to rescue herself from a seamonster, although the chains are not fixed but loosely draped around her arms (1888).
Au Moyen Age, les sirenes sont dotees d'une queue de poisson, metamorphose necessaire puisque, d'apres les mythologies grecque et latine, toutes les creatures appartenant au monde marin (Nereides), en avaient une.
seascape, with energetic tritons and accompanying Nereides, with a
And should I view Unfetter'd, with the sound firm-judging mind, Imagination to return, arrayed In her once glowing vest, to thee my lyre Shall oft be tun'd, and to thy Nereides green Long, long unnoticed in their haunts retired.