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sand eel

noun
2.
New Zealand. sandfish (def 2).
Origin of sand eel
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English sandel; see sand, eel
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  • So far had I noted when the left rod, upon which the fly had been replaced by a sand eel, strained for a gallant run.

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British Dictionary definitions for sand eel

sand eel

noun
1.
any silvery eel-like marine spiny-finned fish of the family Ammodytidae found burrowing in sand or shingle Popular name launce
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