Origin of wormhole
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It offers the kind of refracted, wormhole narrative that generates comparisons to David Mitchell—deserved in this case.Our Favorite Books of 2012: Tina Brown, Andrew Sullivan, and Others’ Picks
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December 11, 2012
I really believe he gets more pleasure out of one first-class, sixteenth-century wormhole than the original worm did.The Abandoned Farmers
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"I think maybe that speck isn't a wormhole, after all," said Phil, subjecting the apple she still held to another scrutiny.Otherwise Phyllis
How about that wormhole, James, that we were worrying over before the separation of the upper table?The Repairing & Restoration of Violins
- a hole made by a worm in timber, plants, etc
- physics a tunnel in the geometry of space–time postulated to connect different parts of the universe
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Word Origin and History for wormhole
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- A hole made by a burrowing worm.
- A theoretical distortion of space-time that would link points in space through a second set of paths, some of which could be shorter than the shortest path without the wormhole. It is not known whether workholes are possible. See more at space-time.
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