Origin of sand eel
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A northern term for the largest species of sand-launce or sand-eel.
Also, a west-country term for the sand-eel, a capital bait for mackerel.
"Easy fishing," said I, with a certain pity for the sand-eel.An Unsentimental Journey through Cornwall
Dinah Maria Craik
The lead weight, about a yard from the sand-eel, should not be a heavy one.Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire
John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
Once he saw a sand-eel dancing on his tail by the sea-shore.In the Wrong Paradise
- any silvery eel-like marine spiny-finned fish of the family Ammodytidae found burrowing in sand or shinglePopular name: launce
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