Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling an eel: long, thin and slippery

Etymologies

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eel +‎ -y

Examples

  • I walked the wet tide line, over glistening piles of eely kelp and past little crabs skittering into their holes, without taking my eyes off the wave.

    Kook

  • I think Romney is an eely character who would tell any lie to win a few votes, but I think Mansoor Ijaz is even more dishonest and mendacious.

    Romney Denies He Said Putting Muslim In Cabinet Isn't Justified

  • I think Romney is an eely character who would tell any lie to win a few votes, but I think Mansoor Ijaz is even more dishonest and mendacious.

    Election Central | Talking Points Memo | Romney Denies He Said Putting Muslim In Cabinet Isn't Justified

  • An eely, heartless corporate mouthpiece whose hatred for U.S. consumers and their children is only equalled by her blind love for heartless, profiteering, cold, impersonal, don't give a crap about anything than the bottom line corporate honchos.

    CNBC: Poisoned Goods Worth the Lower Cost

  • Worried that the kelp was actually a sharp-toothed, eely basilisk, he yanked on it to get it off his body.

    GUARDIAN OF THE VEIL

  • The eely demons climbed over each other to get at Alabaster.

    The Welkening

  • The eely demons climbed over each other to get at Alabaster.

    The Welkening

  • The eely demons climbed over each other to get at Alabaster.

    The Welkening

  • He climbed over the sedge and eely oarweeds and sat on a stool of rock, resting his ashplant in a grike.

    Ulysses

  • Now when these poor sun-burnt mariners, bare-footed, and with their trowsers rolled high up on their eely legs, had wearily hauled their fat fish high and dry, promising themselves a good

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

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  • "'Yes ... no. I went over to get a magazine. Next thing I knew, she was on the stairs. It was like Will and the teacup. They're just so damned ... eely. Is her head all right, do you think? She hit on the carpet, but she hit hard.'"

    - 'The Dark Half', Stephen King.

    December 31, 2007

  • Citation on sunburn.

    July 29, 2008