[ wood-wurm ]
/ ˈwʊdˌwɜrm /
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Example sentences from the Web for woodworm
Because, i' faith, the woodworm has split them both from the bottom.The Captiva and The Mostellaria|Plautus
It will be noted in the reproduction that the sphere is well shot through by the industrious book- or woodworm.Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol I|Edward Luther Stevenson
Even our dull ears can detect the woodworm, but we cannot locate him.The Woodpeckers|Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
British Dictionary definitions for woodworm
/ (ˈwʊdˌwɜːm) /
any of various insect larvae that bore into wooden furniture, beams, etc, esp the larvae of the furniture beetle, Anobium punctatum, and the deathwatch beetle
the condition caused in wood by any of these larvae
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