n. A mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish.
The Merlion ( Malay: Singa-Laut) is a well known marketing icon of Singapore depicted as a mythical creature with a lion's head and a body of a fish. It is widely used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore.
The Merlion was first used in Singapore as the logo for the tourism board. The Merlion is similar to the heraldic sea-lion which occurs in a number of different artistic traditions.
Usage examples of "merlion".
Besides teaching Faraday the courtly graces, Merlion had also made sure her daughter received strict religious instruction.
Isend and Merlion, entered, and behind them came Borneheld, his lieutenant Gautier and Earl Burdel of Arcen.
Lady Merlion had remonstrated with Faraday over both skirt and hair, but Faraday had managed to hold her ground.
While Merlion trusted her daughter to retain her virtue, she kept a careful eye on the maids who travelled with them.
BattleAxe has requested that I extend an invitation on his behalf for the Ladies Merlion, Embeth and Faraday to join him at his campfire this evening to share the evening meal.
She turned to Merlion, who, as the senior lady present, would have to accept or refuse on their behalf.
While Merlion and Embeth had both dressed their hair on top of their heads, Faraday had left hers in the long braid, wispy tendrils brushing her cheeks.
But Merlion kept her firmly under control, admonishing her that she would have no time for such frivolities once she was married to Borneheld.
She dared not call out for fear she would wake Merlion and prayed that Faraday was not so angry that she would slam her bedroom door or, worse, bolt it after her.
Faraday picked at her meal at the campfire she and Merlion shared with Axis, Belial, and the two Brothers, then she excused herself and wandered off to sit alone in the night.
An ice spear had caught Lady Merlion in the back as she ran towards the Barrow, and now protruded in jagged red-tipped spikes from her belly and breast.
Yr, her hands patting ineffectually at Merlion s body as if it was somehow possible to put her back together again.
Her parents, Isend and Merlion, entered, and behind them came Borneheld, his lieutenant Gautier and Earl Burdel of Arcen.
While Merlion trusted her daughter to retain her virtue, she kept a careful eye on the maids who traveled with them.
Embeth desperately wanted to talk to Faraday before she departed, but Merlion had other ideas.