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  • n. Plural form of elver.


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  • More than this, they proved to be nothing less than 'elvers' -- long esteemed the daintiest of dishes by those who prize delicate food.

    Chatterbox, 1906

  • But eels do certainly spawn somewhere or other in the deep sea, and every year, in the course of the summer, flocks of young ones, known as elvers, ascend the rivers in enormous quantities, like a vast army under numberless leaders.

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  • (called elvers) float with the Gulf Stream back to Europe.


  • They turn into darker 'elvers' as they swim upstream.


  • Fishing for young eels – elvers and the even smaller glass eels – was similarly restricted.

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  • Myers has also found evidence of illegal lines cast into the canal by poachers looking for eels and elvers, and has seen the aftermath of people throwing dustbins on top of coots 'nests, damaging the floating nests as well as coot chicks and eggs.

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  • These toothpick-size, transparent glass eels in the sea are waiting to become elvers.

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  • I slipped along the far banks under the high woods of the Dean, past the mudflats off Lydney, where the elvers that swim up the Severn each year from the Sargasso have mysteriously diminished recently from hundreds of millions to mere millions, like the sperm count of Western man.


  • From Publishers Weekly:Hines sidesteps the main question facing elvers—WWTD, or What would Tolkien do?

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  • They begin to move towards the distant shores and rivers, and they may be a year and a half old before they reach their destination and go up-stream as elvers.

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