Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:
The colourless October sky above was thinly clouded as if by the tail of wood-fire smoke, and the air was wonderfully salt and brisk.
One could scarcely see the black ribs of wrecked ships, or the spiral towers made by the burrowings of great eels, or the smooth green-sided monsters who came by flickering this way and that.
1. cold but pleasantly fresh;
a long thin sea or freshwater fish that looks like a snake. There are several types of eel, some of which are used for food.