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Origin of worm
OTHER WORDS FROM wormwormer, nounwormlike, wormish, adjective
Words nearby worm
Example sentences from the Web for worm
Trucking comes with its own bag of worms, but folks seem to believe that AV trucking has a clearer path to profitability.Hear from Lyft, Cruise, Nuro and Aurora about the road ahead for driverless vehicles|Megan Rose Dickey|August 28, 2020|TechCrunch
The challenge here related to the “odd worms out,” which sat out reproductive cycles.
For each pair of worms, their number either stayed the same or increased by 50 percent over each 24-hour period.
Surprisingly, many of these don’t ever occur in worms and other animals.
The first time I heard nematode worms can teach us something about human longevity, I balked at the idea.
So, Grey Worm arms the slaves of Meereen, who outnumber the citizens three-to-one.Game of Thrones’ ‘Oathkeeper’: Joffrey’s Killer Revealed, White Walkers, and A New Jaime Lannister|Marlow Stern|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you like mammal species from the suborder Vermilingua (meaning "worm tongue")...The March Madness Teams to Cheer If Yours Got Bounced|Ben Teitelbaum|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It appeared The Worm had turned, even though his ignorance remained wrong side up.Ping-Pong Diplomacy Not An Option? Try Ding-Dong Diplomacy|Kevin Bleyer|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I tried to show them how to do the worm,” the 20-year-old American chuckles.
Bikini waxes, smoking crack, and the worm dance are involved.
Now these lips must be “saying to corruption, Thou art my father; to the worm, Thou art my mother and my sister.”Memories of Bethany|John Ross Macduff
With Sir James Paget, however, rests the true discovery and determination of the nematoid character of the worm itself.Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
Esther listens, trembling, while he descants with minute relish on "the worm that never dies."Red as a Rose is She|Rhoda Broughton
A bar or arc having teeth that engage in a gear-wheel or worm.The Gunner's Examiner|Harold E. Cloke
Aid a worm of the dust, O God, to plead the cause of humanity.A Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin|A. Woodward
British Dictionary definitions for worm (1 of 2)
Derived forms of wormwormer, nounwormlike or wormish, adjective
Word Origin for worm
British Dictionary definitions for worm (2 of 2)
n acronym for computing
Medical definitions for worm
Scientific definitions for worm
A Closer Look
Earthworms are one of many types of worms, including those of the flat and round species. Over a century ago, Charles Darwin spent 39 years studying earthworms and wrote The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms with Observations on Their Habits, an entire book that described his research on earthworm behavior and intelligence and further explained how important earthworms are to agriculture. Long before [the plow] existed, he wrote, the land was, in fact, regularly plowed and still continues to be thus plowed by earthworms. It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world. Darwin was referring to the way that earthworms naturally mix and till soil, while both improving its structure and increasing its nutrients. As they tunnel in the soil, earthworms open channels that allow in air and water, improving drainage and easing the way for plants to send down roots; they also carry nutrients from deep soils to the surface. Earthworms eat plant material in the soil, decaying leaves, and leaf litter, and their own waste provides nourishment for plants and other organisms. Slime, a secretion of earthworms, contains nitrogen, an important plant nutrient. It is estimated that each year earthworms in one acre of land move 18 or more tons of soil.
Idioms and Phrases with worm
In addition to the idioms beginning with worm
- worm into
- worm out of
- worm turns, the
- can of worms
- early bird catches the worm