conger cuddling
a fund-raising game for the lifeboat in Lyme Regis, England where two teams try to knock each other off six-inch high wooden blocks using a dead conger eel suspended from a rope. The eel is usually about 5 feet long. A derivative of mangel dangling where a mangel-wurzel is used to knock people off the blocks

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Conger cuddling — Conger coddling is a traditional event in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England, in which a dead conger eel is thrown at members of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Part of the town s Lifeboat Week , the eel is attached to a rope and thrown… …   Wikipedia

  • Lyme Regis — Infobox UK place official name= Lyme Regis local name= shire district= West Dorset shire county= Dorset country= England region= South West England static static image caption= population= 4,406 [Census 2001] os grid reference= SY337922 latitude …   Wikipedia

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