Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sea-eel, Conger vulgaris or Leptocephalus conger, a large voracious species of eel, sometimes growing to the length of 10 feet and weighing 100 pounds. Its color is pale-brown above and grayish-white below. In some places along the European coast it is common, being most usually found in rocky places. Along the American coast, however, it is not often caught, and it is rather rarely to be seen in the markets.
- n. In California, Sidera mordax, an eel of the family Muræidæ, related to the common moray of England. Also called congeree.
- n. Along the Atlantic coast of the United States, Zoarces anguillaris, a fish of the family Zoarcidæ or Lycodidæ. Also called congo, lamper-eel, ling, and mutton-fish.
- n. In Australia, Leptocephalus labiatus, Leptocephalus conger L., and Gonorhynchus Gronow.
“Lists of accusations include avoiding eating squid, octopus, eel and conger-eel as well as rabbit, hare or wild boar.”
“Drawling-master was an old conger-eel, that used to come once a week: he taught us Drawling, Stretching, and Fainting in”
“The crawfish can master the conger-eel, for owing to the rough spines of the crawfish the eel cannot slip away and elude its hold.”
“The grey mullet is often found alive with its tail lopped off, and the conger with all that part of its body removed that lies to the rear of the vent; in the case of the mullet the injury is wrought by the basse, in that of the conger-eel by the muraena.”
“The conger-eel, however, devours the octopus, for owing to the slipperiness of its antagonist the octopus can make nothing of it.”
“On Monday last Mr. Silas Pargeter, an old resident, caught a fine conger-eel, weighing fifty-six pounds, which he has presented to the”
“A single conger-eel may produce fifteen million eggs in a single season, and if this natural rate of increase were unchecked, the ocean would be filled solid with conger-eels in a few years.”
“She flounders like a huge conger-eel in an ocean of dingy morality”
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“The conger-eel lays fifteen million eggs, and if they all grew up, and reproduced themselves on the same scale, in two years the whole sea would become a wriggling mass of fish.”
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