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.