- an earthworm, as used for bait in angling.
Origin of angleworm
Regional variation note
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Examples from the Web for angleworm
The Civil War hero Ulysses Grant dismissed Republican James Garfield for lacking “the backbone of an angleworm.”Obama and Syria: Fighting the Wimp Factor
September 18, 2013
They bring us our chow and say it is angleworm and hellgrammite porridge as that is what the Subterro denizens live on mostly.
In passin' I saw an angleworm three times the size of a firehose, and a beetle big enough to saddle.
He was about six inches long and had a funny, short, pinkish-white, naked tail that at once reminded Peter of an Angleworm.The Burgess Animal Book for Children
Thornton W. Burgess
A man could even exhibit an angleworm in a bottle and call it the infant anaconda, and escape being lynched.
Grumpy Weasel was quick to see that fat Mrs. Hen swallowed every word he said as greedily as if it had been an angleworm.The Tale of Grumpy Weasel
Arthur Scott Bailey
- an earthworm used as bait by anglers
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