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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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"While some parts of the country are being transformed, high levels of poverty remain in the country and is becoming entrenched not only in rural areas but also in urban centres as the income gap widens and inequality increases," Elver noted, citing findings of a recent fact-finding mission undertaken by her office.
Hilal Elver from Turkey for that position," the statement, signed by Human Rights Council President Baudelaire Ndong Ella, said.
Baby eels, called "elvers," also use this ability to squirm their way up damp ground alongside waterfalls.
In the present study, we have combined surface and volume densities to test the effect of four stocking densities on the growth and survival of European eels during the transition from the glass to the elver stage.
Incremental counts were made of the leptocephalus growth zone, the metamorphic zone, the glass-eel growth zone, and from the "elver" check (transition mark) to the edge of the otolith (see Cieri and McCleave, 2000).
The deliberate starvation of civilians in both international and internal armed conflict may constitute a war crime, and could also constitute a crime against humanity in the event of deliberate denial of food and also the deprivation of food sources or supplies, Ms Elver continued.
Elver, who was here on the invitation of the government from Feb.
With their demise so apparent, it seems unconscionable that we've allowed the commercial fishery for baby eels (referred to as glass eels or elvers) to continue unabated in South Carolina and Maine.
Making a presentation during the conference on Sunday, Hilal Elver -- a research professor of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara -- said that headscarved women are subject to serious discrimination both in public and at work in Turkey.
They are a much prized delicacy, and there has been an elver fishery on the River Severn for centuries.
(7) 93 Dating from a remote period (7) 96 Jane Austen heroine (4) 98 Swan around (9) 100 Very keen (5) 101 Sluggishness (7) 102 Look closely at (7) 105 Fibrous fire-proof mineral (8) 106 Cry of pain (5) 108 Starting point (5) 110 Suitor (7) 112 Tent used for social functions (7) 115 Comedy programme (6) 117 Frozen dessert (7) 119 Adult elver (3) 120 Release (5) 121 An eye for an eye?