To move with a sinuous motion like that of an eel.
Origin of eel
Middle English elefrom Old English ǣl
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English ele, from Old English ǣl (“eel”), from Proto-Germanic*ēlaz (“eel”). Cognate with West Frisian iel (“eel”), Dutch aal (“eel”), German Aal (“eel”), Swedish and Danish ål (“eel”).
Eel Sentence Examples
The carp and salmon tribes are the most abundant; after them rank the pike, the eel, the shad, the roach, the perch and the lamprey.
2.- Vallisneria spiralis - Eel grass - quarter natural size.
conger (eel)ful, but Becka found a conger.
In some Pteridophyte stems the apical eel is wedge-shaped, in others prismatic; in the latter case segment~
In central Europe it thrives best in enclosed, preserved waters, with a clayey or muddy bottom and with an abundant vegetation; it avoids clear waters with stony ground, and is altogether absent from rapid streams. The tench is distinguished by its very small scales, which are deeply imbedded in a thick skin, whose surface is as slippery as that of an eel.