Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
A lamprey (fish).‘Any river which contained a ramper-eel was avoided by swimmers.’
- ‘The ramper-eel is held in abhorrence.’
- ‘The Ramper Eel comes up the rivers to spawn.’
- ‘The ramper eel is a thread-like creature a few inches in length.’
Late 18th century alteration of lamper-eel ‘lamprey’.
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