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Eels

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Offering a novel twist on the post-grunge and lo-fi norms of American indie rock, Eels hatched in the bohemian Echo Park area of Los Angeles in 1995. The band was ...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... As slippery as an eel See under as . Eric the Eel See under eric...

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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 role in the Celtic imagination as it does elsewhere. Often the eel appears malevolent. The Irish goddess Mórrígan once came to Cúchulainn in the form of an eel, but he repulsed her. Lake monsters may conventionally be referred to as eels. In the west of Ireland whistling eels were thought to foretell famine. Yet at other times eels might be benevolent, such as those thought to be the guardian spirits of wells and magic springs. Pilgrims...

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Sandra L. Oliver

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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... Eels ( Anguilla rostrata ) have an amazing life cycle, called catadromous, which begins with birth in the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic Ocean. They drift on the Gulf Stream as transparent or “glass” eels to freshwater rivers and lakes, where they grow to be elvers and adults. Adult eels migrate back to the Sargasso Sea to spawn and die. As food, eel is not much appreciated in America, although historically it was speared and trapped by Native Americans and English colonists. The Indian nation name “Algonquin” means “at the place of spearing fishes and eels.”...

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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 continuous with the tail, and an air bladder connected to the throat. Length: up to 3m (10ft). Types include freshwater, moray and conger. Order...

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Katsue Aizawa

The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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... a name primarily applied to fish of the genus Anguilla , which are born and die in the oceans but pass most of their lives in fresh water. However, the term is also properly applied to various marine fish which belong to the same order and have similarly shaped bodies: see conger eel ; moray eel . The term also crops up in the names of some fish of other orders, e.g. the eel-pout (mutton-fish in the USA, quite good but not much eaten) and sand-eel , which share some of the characteristics of true eels. (Cusk eels and catfish eels are not true eels, but...

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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... A long thin fish, Anguilla spp.; the European eel is A. anguilla , the conger eel is Conger myriaster . Eels live in rivers but go to sea to breed; to date, although elvers (young eels) have been caught and raised in tanks, it has not been possible to breed them in captivity. An 85g serving provides 156kcal (653kJ), 15.6g protein, 9.9g fat (of which 2g saturated, 6.1g mono-unsaturated, 0.68g polyunsaturated), 107mg cholesterol, 0g carbohydrate, 43mg sodium, 231mg potassium. A rich source of vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B 12 ; a good source of...

cusk eel

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The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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...eel the general name for two fine edible sea fish of the southern hemisphere, Genypterus capensis and G. blacodes . They belong to the family Ophidiidae, and are not true eels although somewhat eel-like in shape. They also bear a resemblance to the cusk (hence cusk eel) and the ling . G. capensis may reach a length of 1.5 m (5'), and is generally pinkish with brown blotches. It belongs to the Cape of Good Hope region and is known there as kingklip , a name which according to van der Elst ( 1988 ) is a contraction of the old Dutch word ...

moray eel

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The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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...eel Muraena helena , a formidable eel which reaches a considerable size (maximum length 150 cm/60"), presents a mottled appearance of varying coloration (e.g. whitish on brown), and lives in rocky crevices in the Mediterranean. It emerges at night to seek its prey, to attack which it is equipped with notably sharp and dangerous teeth. It has a reputation for cunning; Euzière ( 1961 ) believed that ‘the moray likes to live near an octopus, of which when other food fails he will eat a tentacle, knowing that it will grow again’. This practice resembles the...

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The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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...eel Conger conger , a voracious fish of the Mediterranean and E. Atlantic with a close relation in the W. Atlantic, C. oceanicus . It may be up to 2 m (80") in length and is of variable colour, mostly grey or brownish. The conger comes out to feed at night, hiding by day in rocky crevices, often close to the shore. It is the biggest and most terrifying fish which bathers may disturb if probing among inshore rocks; and is fierce enough to do battle with the redoubtable octopus , whose chief enemy it is. Since a large, old conger retains all these ferocious...

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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...eel , rock salmon Alternative names for dogfish...

EEL-SKIN GARTERS prevent cramp/rheumatism

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A Dictionary of Superstitions

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...-SKIN GARTERS prevent cramp/rheumatism 1684 H. WOOLLEY Queen-like Closet Suppl. 38. For the Cramp in the Legs … Eelskins are … good to tie about the thighs; but first they must be made gentle and easie. 1813 BRAND Antiquities II 618. I remember it was a custom in the North of England for Boys that swam, to wear an Eel's Skin about their naked Leg to prevent the Cramp. 1866 HENDERSON Northern Counties 17. In my own day … no boy would commit himself to the Wear without … the precaution of an eel-skin tied round his left leg to save him from...

EEL-SKIN JACKET bullet-proof

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A Dictionary of Superstitions

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...-SKIN JACKET bullet-proof 1810 R. H. CROMEK Nithsdale Song 281 [Dumfries.] Jackets, woven of water snake skins … were much in vogue among the crusading servants of Satan; and are yet remembered by the name of warlock feckets … The brave persecutor Claverhouse in a lead proof jacket … rode through the hail of bullets unhurt … but at length … his charmed fecket could not resist a ‘silver sixpence’ from the mouth of a Cameronian's fusee. Cf. SILVER BULLET...

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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2011
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... Epsilon extension...

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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... [Science and Technology] electron energy...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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... . OE. ǣl = OS., OHG. āl (Du., G. aal ), ON. áll :- Gmc. ǣlaz , of unkn....

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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...It was the eel's ankle, no fooling! [Ibid.] 141: I bet you're the snake's hips, no foolin'! [Ibid.] 212: This boy's the trout's ankles, hey? 1926 F.W. Pollock ‘The Current Expansion of Sl.’ in AS II:3 145: We find […] ‘eel's hips’. eel's eyebrows ( n. ) something utterly repellent. 1923 Wodehouse Inimitable Jeeves 205: ‘This club […] is the limit.’ ‘It is the eel's eyebrows.’ ▪ In phrases eel out ( v. ) ( US ) to avoid a problem, esp. in a deceitful, self-serving way. 1923 H.C. Witwer Fighting Blood 175: I learned […] how to eel out of a...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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...want,’ said fishy, so free, / So pull'd out his eel , as she sat on his knee. 2003 G. Carlin GeorgeCarlin.com [Internet] Condom: eel skin . 2 a very thin person. 1928 R. Fisher Walls Of Jericho 28: ‘Cause you ain’ got none to leave, you doggone eel. ▪ In compounds eelpot ( n. ) the vagina. 1890–1904 Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues . 1896 Farmer Vocabula Amatoria ( 1966 ) 78: Cornet , m. The female pudendum ; ‘the eel...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • allele , anele, anneal, appeal, Bastille, Beale, Castile, chenille, cochineal, cockatiel, conceal, congeal, creel, deal, eel, Emile, feel, freewheel, genteel, Guayaquil, heal, heel, he'll, keel, Kiel, kneel, leal, Lille, Lucille, manchineel, meal, misdeal, Neil, O'Neill, ordeal, peal, peel, reel, schlemiel, seal, seel, she'll, spiel, squeal, steal, steel, Steele, teal, underseal, veal, weal, we'll, wheel, zeal • airmobile • Dormobile • snowmobile • Popemobile • bookmobile • automobile • mouthfeel • piecemeal • sweetmeal , wheatmeal • fishmeal •...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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2012
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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: English-Irish

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2004
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