Then the suit went gliding over a stilled tangle of red worm bodies.
It means also a red worm used for a bait in angling or fishing.
A small marsh worm is considered best, but a brandling or a red worm will answer; or in a flood the tail half of a lob worm.
In a little week, the hand which I then gazed on, would be a banquet for the red worm of the grave.
The phrase used by a person who threatens arson is, "I will make the red worm creep into your roof."