Begnaw
Begnaw Be*gnaw", v. t. [p. p. {Begnawed}, (R.) {Begnawn}.] [AS. begnagan; pref. be- + gnagan to gnaw.] To gnaw; to eat away; to corrode. [1913 Webster]

The worm of conscience still begnaw thy soul. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • begnaw — bə̇, bē+ transitive verb (past part begnawn) Etymology: be + gnaw obsolete : to gnaw at the worm of conscience still begnaw thy soul! Shakespeare …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Begnawed — Begnaw Be*gnaw , v. t. [p. p. {Begnawed}, (R.) {Begnawn}.] [AS. begnagan; pref. be + gnagan to gnaw.] To gnaw; to eat away; to corrode. [1913 Webster] The worm of conscience still begnaw thy soul. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Begnawn — Begnaw Be*gnaw , v. t. [p. p. {Begnawed}, (R.) {Begnawn}.] [AS. begnagan; pref. be + gnagan to gnaw.] To gnaw; to eat away; to corrode. [1913 Webster] The worm of conscience still begnaw thy soul. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Sedum album — Worm Worm (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Worm — (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling animal of any …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Worm abscess — Worm Worm (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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