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Origin of earthworm
regional variation note for earthworm
Because the worm often comes to the surface of the earth when the ground is cool or wet, it is also called a nightwalker in New England, a nightcrawler, chiefly in the Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S., and a dew worm, chiefly in the Inland North and Canada. It is also called a red worm in the North Central, South Midland, and Southern U.S.
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Example sentences from the Web for earthworm
These jumping earthworms, which came from Asia, are known for their wild thrashing behavior.
Jumping worms also consume more nutrients than other earthworms, turning soil into dry granular pellets that resemble coffee grounds or ground beef — Henshue calls it “taco meat.”Invasive jumping worms damage U.S. soil and threaten forests|Megan Sever|September 29, 2020|Science News
Rossellini enthusiastically acts out various sex acts while costumed as an earthworm, a spider, a bee, and other invertebrates.
He ate the slugs eagerly and seemed to enjoy tugging at wriggling bits of earthworm.
The earthworm, the cockroach, and the bed-bug are regarded as peculiarly disgusting, and all have a particularly offensive odour.The Sexual Life of the Child|Albert Moll
It is of a greyish-red colour and in size and general appearance like the common earthworm.
The robin hears the earthworm burrowing his course under the ground; the bloodhound follows a scent that is two days old.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
They seemed to be truly amphibious animals while I felt very much of an earthworm.Vacation with the Tucker Twins|Nell Speed