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eels —Thunder shall not so awake the beds of, PERICLES, iv. 2. 144. “Thunder is not supposed to have an effect on fish in general, but on eels only, which are roused by it from the mud, and are therefore more easily taken. So, in Marston's Satires:
‘They are nought but eeles, that never will appeare
Till that tempestuous winds or thunder teare
Their slimy beds.’L. ii. Sat. vii. p. 204 [ed. 1764].;(WHALLEY) .

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