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eel

(ēl),
Any of a number of scaleless, snakelike fish.
[M.E. ele, fr. O.E. ael]

eel

Eel has been long considered (1,300 years) an aphrodisiac in Japan and is traditionally eaten on the hottest day of the year; there is no data to support the alleged aphrodisiac effect, which appears related to its phallic shape.

eel

any TELEOST fish of the Anguilliformes, having a smooth, shiny skin, a long, snakelike body and reduced fins.
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Now when these poor sun-burnt mariners, bare-footed, and with their trowsers rolled high up on their eely legs, had wearily hauled their fat fish high and dry, promising themselves a good 150 [pounds sterling] from the precious oil and bone; and in fantasy sipping rare tea with their wives, and good ale with their cronies, upon the strength of their respective shares; up steps a very learned and most Christian and charitable gentleman, with a copy of Blackstone under his arm; and laying it upon the whale's head, he says--"Hands off!
TAYLOR LEWIS EELY ELIZABETH M 11/12/2008 $239,000 3735 ONYX ST, EUGENE, OR, 97405
Green as eunuchs, your wishes Hiss at my sins 40 Off, off, eely tentacle!
Because this wasn't related to what was happening in the actual news, my eyes would stray discordantly from the eely, silvery river to some mayoral news conference or culture bookie's prognostication about who was in and out.