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alix n also ellis*. Cp LEWIS & SHORT alex, var alec 'fish-brine.' Attrib alix water: the liquid residue in a cask after the rendered oil of cod livers has been drawn off in the making of 'rot(ted) oil' (1937 DEVINE 6).
   P 187-73 After cod liver has been rotted the water and blood sink to the bottom; this is called ellis water.

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