Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling an eel in shape or behaviour.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling an eel in being long and thin and sinuous

Etymologies

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eel + -like

Examples

  • Dragons, with broad fan-gilled heads and fanged jaws wide, roared as their eellike bodies slithered into the water behind the unicorns.

    Fatal Circle

  • On closer inspection she saw that it wasn't hair but a migrating colony of eellike creatures that were parasitic on the creature's back.

    Jed the Dead

  • The narrow, eellike head reached out of the wave wall and snapped at it viciously, teeth grinding on the sharp metal.

    Surfeit

  • It's easy to see how an eellike fish could swim into the wide end of this cone, push through the movable strips and not be able to swim back out.

    Staradvertiser Headlines

  • Precious-metals miners become trapped on the ocean floor with an eellike genetic alteration.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • He drew every limb toward the center of the raft as the eellike fish swam closer and he saw their ferocious jaws, the equal of any pike’s or barracuda’s.

    Sanctuary

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