Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The larva of the caddis-fly. It is also called
caddisor caddice, cadbait, cadew, cade-worm, and case-worm, names derived from the case or shell which the larva constructs for itself of various foreign substances, including small sticks, stones, shells, etc. The grub lives under water till it is ready to be transformed into the fly, is very voracious, devouring large quantities of fish-spawn, and is extensively used by anglers for bait.
“When the newt first saw him he was devouring a caddis-worm.”
“Oh, please, sir, you said there was another cousin called the caddis-worm.”
“Just as I have seen a caddis-worm emancipating itself from its cage, half in as a worm, half out as a fly.”
“The caddis-worm builds itself different kinds of houses.”
“Our caddis-worm has patience, "said the old man, shaking his head and looking at”
“I found a caddis-worm, with a beautifully built house, in the roots of the Water-Soldier, and I'm going to look along the edge for some shells.”
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