dewworm
Earthworm Earth"worm`, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any worm of the genus {Lumbricus} and allied genera, found in damp soil. One of the largest and most abundant species in Europe and America is {L. terrestris}; many others are known; -- called also {angleworm} and {dewworm}. [1913 Webster]

2. A mean, sordid person; a niggard. --Norris. [1913 Webster]


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  • Dewworm — Dew worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Earthworm}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • angleworm — Earthworm Earth worm , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any worm of the genus {Lumbricus} and allied genera, found in damp soil. One of the largest and most abundant species in Europe and America is {L. terrestris}; many others are known; called also {angleworm} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Earthworm — Earth worm , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any worm of the genus {Lumbricus} and allied genera, found in damp soil. One of the largest and most abundant species in Europe and America is {L. terrestris}; many others are known; called also {angleworm} and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • L terrestris — Earthworm Earth worm , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any worm of the genus {Lumbricus} and allied genera, found in damp soil. One of the largest and most abundant species in Europe and America is {L. terrestris}; many others are known; called also {angleworm} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kómmoyo'kstsiikinakimm — earthworm; synonyms (n) angleworm, crawler, creeper, dewworm, fishworm, mad, nightcrawler, nightwalker, wiggler, lackey, niggard, slattern, squirmer, sycophant, toady, wriggler …   Blackfoot - English thesaurus dictionary

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