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Worm 1Definition: A creeping or a crawling animal of any kind or size, as a serpent, caterpillar, snail, or the like.
Worm 2Definition: 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 3Definition: Any helminth; an entozoon.
Worm 4Definition: Any annelid.
Worm 5Definition: An insect larva.
Worm 6Definition: Same as Vermes.
Worm 7Definition: A being debased and despised.
Worm 8Definition: Anything spiral, vermiculated, or resembling a worm
Worm 9Definition: The thread of a screw.
Worm 10Definition: A spiral instrument or screw, often like a double corkscrew, used for drawing
Worm 11Definition: A certain muscular band in the tongue of some
animals, as the dog; the lytta. See Lytta.
Worm 12Definition: The condensing tube of a still, often curved and wound to economize space. See
Illust. of Still.
Worm 13Definition: A short revolving screw, the
threads of which drive, or are driven by, a worm wheel by gearing into its teeth or
Illust. of Worm gearing, below.
Worm 14Definition: To work slowly, gradually, and secretly.
Worm 15Definition: To effect, remove, drive, draw, or the like, by slow and secret
means; often followed by out.
Worm 16Definition: To clean by
means of a worm; to draw a wad or cartridge from, as a firearm. See Worm, n. (b).
Worm 17Definition: 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 18Definition: 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 19Definition: 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 20Definition: screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack
worm 21Definition: 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
worm 22Definition: a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
worm 23Definition: to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his