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measuringworm

or measuring worm

[mezh-er-ing-wurm] /ˈmɛʒ ər ɪŋˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
the larva of any geometrid moth, which progresses by bringing the rear end of the body forward and then advancing the front end.
Also called inchworm, looper, spanworm.
Origin of measuringworm
1835-1845
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45; measuring + worm
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