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Selma (lake monster)

Selma is a large snake-like lake monster according to folklore alleged to be a sea serpent or lindworm, said to live in the 13 km long Lake Seljord in Seljord, Telemark, Norway.

According to most who have seen the supposed creature, Selma closely resembles other reported lake monsters, such as Nessie, Champ, and Ogopogo. The first eyewitness accounts date back to the 18th century. Selma was possibly recorded in video by a Norwegian girl, who was visiting the lake with her parents. Locals think the video looks reliable, and the phenomenon is real.

Various expeditions have repeatedly visited Seljord in a vain attempt to prove that Selma exist. Swedish cryptozoologist, Jan Ove Sundberg, has been trying to capture Selma for a number of years, but has not succeeded. The sea serpent Selma has been depicted in the coat of arms of Seljord since 1989. Designed by local artist, Halvor Holtskog, the arms show Selma in a gold-color on a red background.

The animal has been discussed for a long time and there is a plethora of witness descriptions of encounters with Seljordsdormen, especially from hot, quiet summer. The oldest written account of creation is from 1750, when it should have rounded a rowboat with a move lass who belonged to a man from Bø, but also in our time alleges certain that they have observed worm or lakeside Skien river. Various expeditions have repeatedly vain visited Seljord in an attempt to prove that Seljord Serpent exists.

Some believe that Seljord Serpent is the same art as the Scottish Nessie, the sea serpent in Loch Ness. Also the vast kraken can be interpreted as an aquatic linnorm of this type. Others have interpreted Seljord Serpent as a seahorse.

Selma (Bijelo Dugme song)

Selma is a rock ballad recorded in former Yugoslavia by the influential Yugoslav rock band Bijelo Dugme. This song appeared for the first time on their 1974 debut album Kad bi bio bijelo dugme.

Selma (Leesburg, Virginia)

Selma is a historic property and former plantation in Loudoun County, Virginia, near Leesburg. Selma is best known as the residence of Armistead Thomson Mason (4 August 1787–6 February 1819), a U.S. Senator from Virginia from 1816 through 1817.

Selma (Eastville, Virginia)

Selma is a historic plantation house located at Eastville, Northampton County, Virginia. The original section of the manor house was built about 1785, and was a two-story, three-bay with a side-passage and single pile plan topped with a gambrel roof. The house was later modified and expanded and is in the form of a “big house, little house, colonnade, kitchen.” Also on the property are the contributing attached kitchen, two cemeteries, a shed, the brick foundation floor of a former kitchen, and a boxwood garden.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

Selma (name)

Selma is a feminine name of uncertain origin. It could be a form of Selima, which in turn is a name first recorded in a poem by Thomas Gray (died 1771). One possibility is that Selima was influenced by the Arabic name Selim meaning "peace". The use of Selma in Germany and Scandinavia stems from the Ossianic poetry of James Macpherson (died 1796), where it appears as a place name. Its specific popularity in Sweden is likely due to the Selma poems of Frans Michael Franzén (died 1847). It was later introduced into Denmark by Swedish immigrants, after which it likely became more common do to the works of the author Selma Lagerlöf (died 1940).

Selma (film)

Selma is a 2014 British-American historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lewis. The film stars actors David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and rapper and actor Common as Bevel.

Selma premiered at the American Film Institute Festival on November 11, 2014, began a limited US release on December 25, and expanded into wide theatrical release on January 9, 2015, two months before the 50th anniversary of the march. The film got a re-release on March 20, 2015 in the honor of the 50th anniversary of the historical march.

Selma had four Golden Globe Award nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, and Best Actor, and won for Best Original Song. It was also nominated for Best Picture and won Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards.

Selma (gastropod)

Selma is a genus of very small ectoparasitic sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks or micromollusks in the Eulimidae family.

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Selma, AL -- U.S. city in Alabama

Population (2000): 20512
Housing Units (2000): 9264
Land area (2000): 13.862794 sq. miles (35.904469 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.580171 sq. miles (1.502635 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 14.442965 sq. miles (37.407104 sq. km)
FIPS code: 69120
Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
Location: 32.416416 N, 87.024733 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 36701 36703
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
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Selma, CA -- U.S. city in California

Population (2000): 19444
Housing Units (2000): 5815
Land area (2000): 4.344364 sq. miles (11.251851 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.344364 sq. miles (11.251851 sq. km)
FIPS code: 70882
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 36.572699 N, 119.612752 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 93662
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Selma, CA
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Selma, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina

Population (2000): 5914
Housing Units (2000): 2515
Land area (2000): 3.230612 sq. miles (8.367247 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.230612 sq. miles (8.367247 sq. km)
FIPS code: 60320
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 35.536982 N, 78.284642 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 27576
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Selma, NC
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Selma, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana

Population (2000): 880
Housing Units (2000): 349
Land area (2000): 0.848424 sq. miles (2.197409 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.848424 sq. miles (2.197409 sq. km)
FIPS code: 68706
Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
Location: 40.191147 N, 85.272440 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 47383
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Selma, IN
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Selma, TX -- U.S. city in Texas

Population (2000): 788
Housing Units (2000): 298
Land area (2000): 4.866418 sq. miles (12.603964 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.866418 sq. miles (12.603964 sq. km)
FIPS code: 66704
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 29.587163 N, 98.315916 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 78154
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Selma, TX
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Selma, VA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Virginia

Population (2000): 485
Housing Units (2000): 217
Land area (2000): 0.314373 sq. miles (0.814222 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.314373 sq. miles (0.814222 sq. km)
FIPS code: 71072
Located within: Virginia (VA), FIPS 51
Location: 37.804444 N, 79.848716 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
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Usage examples of "selma".

After Selma, white and black southerners crossed the bridge to the New South, leaving hatred and isolation behind for new oppor-tunities and prosperity and political influence: Without Selma, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton would never have become President of the United States.

The folk who ran the Selma Cluster didn't care about ship names, but by God!

Together they left the screening room and walked down the musty-smelling hall to the offices that Famous Players-Lasky had rented Traxler Productions, overlooking the corner of Vine and Selma.

Now here's the drill: you and Reynolds Loftis or I go into the living room and tell your little girl that daddy sucks cock at the Westlake Park men's room and takes it up the ass on Selma and Las Palmas.