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ragworm

noun
  1. any polychaete worm of the genus Nereis, living chiefly in burrows in sand or mud and having a flattened body with a row of fleshy parapodia along each sideUS name: clamworm
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  • The Ragworm is another species that is highly valued as bait.

    The Sea Shore

    William S. Furneaux

  • Smelts are best fished for with tiny hooks tied on fine gut and baited with fragments of shrimp, ragworm, and other delicacies.