Definition of Eelfare

1. n. A brood of eels.



Definition of Eelfare

1. Adjective. (rare obsolete) the movement of eels, especially migratory ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eelfare

1. a group of young eels [n -S]

Medical Definition of Eelfare

1. A brood of eels. Origin: Eel + fare a journey or passage. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Eelfare Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eelfare

eediots
eejit
eejits
eek
eel
eel-like
eel-mother
eelblennies
eelblenny
eelboat
eelboats
eelbuck
eelbucks
eeled
eeler
eelfare (current term)
eelfares
eelier
eeliest
eeling
eellike
eelpot
eelpots
eelpout
eelpouts
eels
eelskin

Literary usage of Eelfare

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1. Some Curious Flyers, Creepers and Swimmers by James Johonnot (1888)
"This passage of young eels is called eelfare on the banks of the Thames; and it has been thought by some that the term elver, which on the banks of the ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"This passage of young eels is called eelfare on the banks of the Thames ; and it has been thought ... In the Thames this eelfare takes place in the spring, ..."

3. A Book of the Running Brook: And of Still Waters by Gertrude Elizabeth Blood Campbell (1886)
"In the Thames this eelfare takes place in the spring, in other rivers in the summer; and some idea of the numbers of these young eels, each about three ..."

4. Roots and Ramifications; Or, Extracts from Various Books Explanatory of the by Arthur John Knapp (1857)
"This takes place from the neighbourhood of Blackfriars bridge to Chertsey in immense quantities, and this passage is called the eelfare. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1881)
"eelfare. A brood of eels. EEL-SHEAR. An iron instrument with three or four points used for catching eels in the Southern counties. i. 82 ; Robin Hood, i. ..."

6. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"eelfare, ». A brood of eels. EEL-SHEAR, ». An iron implement •with three or four points for catching eels. South. EEL-THING, s. St. Anthony's fire. Essex. ..."

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