eel eel  /ˈil/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the fatty flesh of eel; an elongate fish found in fresh water in Europe and America; large eels are usually smoked or pickled
  2. (n) voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins

Usage(s):

  1. Some 2,200 years ago Aristotle dignified the lowly eel by puzzling about the mystery of its life.
  2. She was right: her $60 eel-skin wallet had apparently demagnetized her cards.
  3. He slept in thatched huts, ate delicacies like boiled rat, suffered vampire-bat bites and was nearly electrocuted by a giant eel.

News

  1. 200 volunteers build 'willow wall'

    WEOTT -- Students, teachers and chaperones recently helped build a “willow wall” to provide bank stabilization and improve salmonid habitat on a 200-foot length of Bull Creek, a tributary to the Eel River.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Eureka Times-Standard

  2. Mendocino Co. supervisors deny appeals, allow music festival

    Rejecting two appeals, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to allow a music festival to be held just days before another popular event along the Eel River.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Willits News

  3. River racing

    And they're off. More than 30 crafts took to the waters of the Eel River Saturday for an annual raft race hosted by Jonesy's Old Style Inn. The event raised more than $5,000 for A Cause For Paws, which will go toward veterinary costs for the animals
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Pharos-Tribune

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Quotes

  1. "Terry McAuliffe is slipperier than an eel in olive oil," Nader said in an interview.
    on May 28, 2009 By: Ralph Nader Source: Washington Post

  2. "It's been something that's been long-overdue and I think the players eel the same way about it," said Maciocia. "I've stated it before because I was asked about the whole Waterloo situation in the CIS. I'm totally against players taking...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Danny Maciocia Source: Toronto Sun

  3. After taking the oath of office on December 14, Ban, 62, said he would try to "act as a harmonizer and bridge-builder" and then joked with reporters that he was nicknamed "a slippery eel" but insisted he was a "media friendly person."
    on Jan 1, 2007 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Washington Post

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