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eel

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World Encyclopedia

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Marine and freshwater fish found worldwide in shallow temperate and tropical waters. Eels have snake-like bodies, dorsal and anal fins

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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[MidE ele].

The snake-like marine or freshwater fish (order Anguilliformes or Apodes) does not play as important a

eels

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M. V. Angel

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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2007
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belong to the Anguilliformes, an order of fishes with nineteen families that typically have snakelike bodies and a serpentine mode of moving. Most marine eels live on the seabed, but there ... More
elver

elver  

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A juvenile eel (Anguillidae).
environmental issues

environmental issues  

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Mankind has continually abused the sea, regarding it as an inexhaustible source of food and minerals, and a dumping ground for rubbish. Now it is more widely accepted that the oceans are finite, and ...
fish

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As a Christian symbol, its use goes back to 2nd-cent. writers. The symbol itself may be derived from the acrostic spelling of ichthus (Gk., ‘fish’) from the Gk. first letters of ‘Jesus Christ, God ...
Koadalan

Koadalan  

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[Bret, koad, wood; alan, male Christian name; cf. W Coed-Alun, wood-Allen].Title and hero of an episodic Breton folk-tale of magical transformation and denied immortality; the action is so complex ...
Morrigan

Morrigan  

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Morrigan (Morrighan, Morrigu) was the Irish triune goddess of war, death, and destruction. She was also a goddess of fertility who had intercourse with the Tuatha Dé Danaan king, the ...
sargasso weed

sargasso weed  

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Is a brown seaweed (Sargassum natans) which is a member of a genus with 150 species, nearly all of which live attached to the seabed in shallow water. Sargasso weed is the exception in that it is ...

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