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A small, eellike fish with a tapering body and fins that form a pointed tail, typically found in deep water.
- ‘A cusk eel takes refuge in a crevice, under an umbrella of gorgonian corals.’
- ‘We believe that our observations suggest widespread spawning of striped cusk-eels within estuaries of both the north and south shores of Cape Cod.’
- ‘Courtenay describes the sound producing mechanism of adult striped cusk-eels, and which is found only in the males.’
- ‘Calling was often initiated while cusk-eels were still partially or entirely burrowed.’
- ‘This is the only cusk-eel sound that has been identified to the species level.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.