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The Zymoglyphic Mermaid

Mermaids are often depicted as glamorous fish-women, but the nature of the actual specimens that have been put on display indicate that this may be somewhat of a myth.
We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown
-- T.S. Eliot