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Origin of worm
OTHER WORDS FROM wormwormer, nounwormlike, wormish, adjective
Words nearby worm
How to use worm in a sentence
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
For each pair of worms, their number either stayed the same or increased by 50 percent over each 24-hour period.
The challenge here related to the “odd worms out,” which sat out reproductive cycles.
The first time I heard nematode worms can teach us something about human longevity, I balked at the idea.
Surprisingly, many of these don’t ever occur in worms and other animals.
And the other is what is called a horsehair worm that overtakes the bodies of insects.Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’|Andrew Romano|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Who knew, by the way, that The Carter Center has wiped out guinea worm just about everywhere in Africa but South Sudan?Don’t Run for President, Hillary. Become a ‘Post-President’ Instead|Tina Brown|May 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
Although everybody laughed at such a notion, the Worm-eating Warbler declared that he had a right to his own belief.
It was no worm that Mrs. Robin had found, but Grandfather Mole's hairless tail sticking out of the ground.
For Mrs. Robin had an end of a pinkish-white worm in her bill, on which she was tugging as hard as she could.
When he was interviewed, fearsome in manner as he was, he sent the worm away packed with ideas and phrases.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
It also has an enemy, a small worm that forms in its body and gradually eats it up.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
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