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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kelpie  \Kel"pie\,  Kelpy  \Kel"py\,  n.;  pl  {Kelpies}.  [Cf.  Gael. 
  cailpeach  calpach  colpach  a  heifer,  steer,  colt,  colpa  a 
  cow  or  horse.]  (Scotch  Myth.) 
  An  imaginary  spirit  of  the  waters,  horselike  in  form 
  vulgarly  believed  to  warn,  by  preternatural  noises  and 
  lights,  those  who  are  to  be  drowned.  --Jamieson. 




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