kelpie

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kelpie

1, kelpy
an Australian breed of sheepdog, originally developed from Scottish collies, having a smooth coat of various colours and erect ears

kelpie

2
(in Scottish folklore) a water spirit in the form of a horse that drowned its riders
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There are some tales where it is the water-bull that comes to the rescue of maidens whose virtue and life were threatened by the lascivious water-horse (see J.
Some writers speak as if the water-horse were to be identified with it, but the two animals are distinctly separate.
Despite his attempt to make this clear distinction between water-horse and kelpy, J.