- a limbless European lizard, Anguis fragilis, related to the glass lizards.
- a caecilian, Ichthyophis glutinosus, of Sri Lanka, that coils around its eggs.
Origin of blindworm
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Examples from the Web for blind-worm
The common English blind-worm breaks to pieces in a similar manner.The Western World
The slow-worm or blind-worm is often mistaken for the snake.The Swan and Her Crew
George Christopher Davies
The blind-worm (which is not a snake), so common on many of our English heaths, is often met with.The Story of the Hills
H. N. Hutchinson
God made the blind-worm and the mole, and each has its place.A House of Pomegranates
Up to the hour of condemnation, he remained reckless as the wind—unrepenting as the flint—venomous as the blind-worm.
- another name for slowworm
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