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Worm 1

Definition: A creeping or a crawling animal of any kind or size, as a serpent, caterpillar, snail, or the like.

Worm 2

Definition: Any small creeping animal or reptile, either entirely without feet, or with very short ones, including a great variety of animals; as, an earthworm; the blindworm.

Worm 3

Definition: Any helminth; an entozoon.

Worm 4

Definition: Any annelid.

Worm 5

Definition: An insect larva.

Worm 6

Definition: Same as Vermes.

Worm 7

Definition: A being debased and despised.

Worm 8

Definition: Anything spiral, vermiculated, or resembling a worm

Worm 9

Definition: The thread of a screw.

Worm 10

Definition: A spiral instrument or screw, often like a double corkscrew, used for drawing balls from firearms.

Worm 11

Definition: A certain muscular band in the tongue of some animals, as the dog; the lytta. See Lytta.

Worm 12

Definition: The condensing tube of a still, often curved and wound to economize space. See Illust. of Still.

Worm 13

Definition: A short revolving screw, the threads of which drive, or are driven by, a worm wheel by gearing into its teeth or cogs. See Illust. of Worm gearing, below.

Worm 14

Definition: To work slowly, gradually, and secretly.

Worm 15

Definition: To effect, remove, drive, draw, or the like, by slow and secret means; often followed by out.

Worm 16

Definition: To clean by means of a worm; to draw a wad or cartridge from, as a firearm. See Worm, n. (b).

Worm 17

Definition: To cut the worm, or lytta, from under the tongue of, as a dog, for the purpose of checking a disposition to gnaw. The operation was formerly supposed to guard against canine madness.

Worm 18

Definition: To wind rope, yarn, or other material, spirally round, between the strands of, as a cable; to wind with spun yarn, as a small rope.

worm 19

Definition: any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae

worm 20

Definition: screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack

worm 21

Definition: a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network; "worms take advantage of automatic file sending and receiving features found on many computers"

worm 22

Definition: a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect

worm 23

Definition: to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt''s embrace"


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