Usage examples for eel

  1. When she loosed the one knot he made an eel of himself, and dropped into the tub. – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  2. Shooting out on the other side, he darted off like an eel through the water grass, and hurried away up stream to a certain hollow log he knew, where he might lick his bites and meditate undisturbed. – Children of the Wild by Charles G. D. Roberts
  3. I thought you wouldn't like him; and, to tell the truth, no more do I. The man's as slippery as an eel; I don't trust him. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  4. I will come in the form of an eel about your feet in the ford, so that you shall fall. – The Cattle-Raid of Cualnge (Tain Bo Cualnge) by Unknown
  5. I've no wish to be made into eel- bait. – The Spartan Twins by Lucy (Fitch) Perkins
  6. Wal, he come and took up his lodgin' at the Gineral's; and he was jest as slippery as an eel, and sort o' slid into every thing, that was a goin' on in the house and about it. – Oldtown Fireside Stories The Ghost In The Mill; The Sullivan Looking-Glass; The Minister's Housekeeper; The Widow's Bandbox; Captain Kidd's Money; "Mis' Elderkin's Pitcher"; The Ghost In The Cap'n Brownhouse by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  7. Only the Eel moved. – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  8. Mamma, you keep the eel to show papa. – A Little Florida Lady by Dorothy C. Paine
  9. At last, however, supple as an eel, she glided from my arms, stood suddenly in the middle of the room, and began to dance, while the mother with the drum and the dwarf with the triangle continued their deadened soft music. – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  10. The eel will die, and the patient will recover. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  11. Then it was a sight to see him wriggle and dodge, and twist and turn in and out among them, threading them like a needle through a string of beads, and slipping through their hands like an eel. – The Cock-House at Fellsgarth by Talbot Baines Reed
  12. When the net was finally drawn on shore, after a vast number of small turtle had been taken out of it, several curious fish were seen, and among them five or six eel- looking creatures, with large heads. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. Cantapresto, who had shown great reluctance at leaving Monte Alloro, where, as he declared, he found himself as snug as an eel in a pasty, was now all eagerness to press forward; and Odo was in the mood to allow any influence to decide his course. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  14. There was a sound of splinterin', and the eel bit an inch of wood clear out of the board. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  15. It must not be confounded with the murana of which the Romans were so fond, which was a species of eel. – Sidonia The Sorceress V1 by William Mienhold
  16. Courtois," said he, " if, as I do not doubt, you have a bottle of good wine somewhere in the cellar, and a fat eel in your fish- pond, put them before your patient, it is only exhaustion; there is nothing the matter with him. – Eve and David by Honore de Balzac