caddis worm
Caddice Cad"dice, Caddis Cad"dis, n. [Prov. E. caddy, cadew; cf. G. k["o]der bait.] (Zo["o]l.) The larva of a caddice fly. These larv[ae] generally live in cylindrical cases, open at each end, and covered externally with pieces of broken shells, gravel, bits of wood, etc. They are a favorite bait with anglers. Called also {caddice worm}, or {caddis worm}. [1913 Webster]

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