from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of spearing eels by night, from a canoe, with the aid of a torch or lantern.
The Indians when they go in a canoe with a torch, to catch eels in the night, call it Weequash or anglicised, weequashing.
Vast quantities are taken in the sluiceways of dams, and by spearing by torch-light or 'weequashing.'
This word comes from Algonquin.