But I will break the hookworm lose, and cook its everlasting goose!
The hookworm, deadly as an asp, has got you in its loathsome grasp!
The people, largely farmers, become infected with a larval stage of the hookworm, which develops in moist earth.
And physical "hookworm" is accompanied by a similar mental condition.
If I had never believed in the hookworm before, I became an abject coward in the fear of it then.
This does literally beat the devil; for, if the hookworm isn't the devil, what is?
The hookworm robs them of the good rich blood, and makes children, and even grown persons, dull and lazy.
Had the hookworm, instead of lurking in country lanes, walked the streets, how would it have fared?
Page, of course, had his preliminary laugh, but then the hookworm began to work on his imagination.
Look out, little Barefoot, the hookworm will catch you if you don't watch.
hookworm hook·worm (huk'wûrm')
Any of numerous small parasitic nematodes of the family Ancylostomatidae having hooked mouthparts with which they fasten themselves to the intestinal walls of various hosts, including humans.