His only company to confide in was the vermin in the street.
If you thought Frankenstorm would rid Gotham of its vermin, think again.
Sandy may actually help the vermin spread diseases, as a matter of fact.
Without the beeps and whirs of a cellphone, you can use your ears to detect crickets, mice, or other vermin in your home.
“They kept the apartment filthy and they had vermin problems,” the neighbor says.
He was old, in poor condition, and his insides were swarming with vermin.
Most humiliating of all was the inevitable plague of vermin.
She had seen that jail—a dark and dirty place full of vermin.
And when the rubbish is alive, if it be but vermin, I cannot slack to feel compassion for it.
Immediately I begin to feel myself attacked by vermin from all directions.
c.1300, "noxious animals," from Anglo-French and Old French vermin, from Vulgar Latin *verminum "vermin," possibly including bothersome insects, collective noun formed from Latin vermis "worm" (see worm). Extended to "low, obnoxious people" by 1560s.
vermin ver·min (vûr'mĭn)
n. pl. vermin
Any of various small animals or insects, such as rats or cockroaches, that are destructive, annoying, or injurious to health.