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Hair Eels

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These filiform worms belong to the species Gordius aquaticus, found in stagnant pools. Their resemblance to wriggling hairs has given rise to the not uncommon belief that a hair, if left in water for nine days, will turn into an eel.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Hahnemann (Samuel)
Haidee
Hail
Hail
Hail-fellow-well-met (A)
Hair
Hair
Hair, Hairs
Hair-brained
Hair-breadth Scape
Hair Eels
Hair-Splitting
Hair Stane
Hair by Hair
Hair devoted to Proserpine
Hair of a Dissembling Colour
Hair of the Dog that Bit You (A)
Hair stand on End
Hake
Hal
Halacha [rule]