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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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Enlisting the help of her maid, she ventures out into the city in disguise and discovers something incredible--a water horse named Lucien.
This is a terrific story about, of all things, killer water horses. (Capaill usice--pronounced CAPple ISHka--is the name the author chooses to call them, although she admits in her author's note that they are known in Celtic mythology by other names as well.) They are carnivorous and dangerous, and virtually impossible to tame.
"In the impossibly thrilling The Scorpio Races, Stiefvater--the 29-year-old author of the Shiver trilogy--turns to the Celtic myth of the fearsome water horse, the [capailluisce], for inspiration.
The volumes of poems with facing-page translations--Selected Poems/ Rogha Danta (1988); Pharoah's Daughter (1990); The Astrakhan Cloak (1992); The Water Horse (2000) and The Fifty-Minute Mermaid (2007)--are very different from the works conceived and published by NI Dhomhnaill.
And 2007's $40 million family pic "The Water Horse" generated more than $103 million in box office receipts for Sony Pictures.
THURSDAY: The Water Horse (Sky Movies Premiere, 6pm).
a) The Water Horse b) The Water Boy c) The Water Works?
The Water Horse: Legend Of The Deep (Cert PG) Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Atomic Planet's recent gaming hits include The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep on the Nintendo DS, Playstation 2 and PC and AMF Bowling for the Nintendo Wii.
6 (4) THE WATER HORSE: LEGEND OF THE DEEP (PG) The Water Horse sketches a relationship between the creature and the youngster, and the bittersweet resolution unabashedly goes for the tear ducts, with an obvious nod to FreeWilly.
Jay Russell ("Tuck Everlasting") has made another free family film with The Water Horse, drawing on the story of the Loch Ness monster.