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see eeleel,
common name for any fish in the order Anguilliformes, and characterized by a long snakelike body covered with minute scales embedded in the skin. Eels lack the hind pair of fins, adapting them for wriggling in the mud and through the crevices of reefs and rocky shores.
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(mûr`ē), council area (1993 est. pop. 86,250), 864 sq mi (2,237 sq km), and former county, NE Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, the county of Moray (or Morayshire) was divided between the former Highland and Grampian regions in 1975. In the local government reorganization of 1996, Grampian was dissolved and the council area of Moray was created; the new council area is larger than the former county. The county of Moray was formerly called Elgin or Elginshire.


any voracious marine coastal eel of the family Muraenidae, esp Muraena helena, marked with brilliant patterns and colours


1, Murray
1st Earl of, title of James Stuart. ?1531--70, regent of Scotland (1567--70) following the abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots, his half-sister. He defeated Mary and Bothwell at Langside (1568); assassinated by a follower of Mary


a council area and historical county of NE Scotland: part of Grampian region from 1975 to 1996: mainly hilly, with the Cairngorm mountains in the S. Administrative centre: Elgin. Pop.: 87 460 (2003 est.). Area: 2238 sq. km (874 sq. miles)
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