Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See lugworm.

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  • n. The lugworm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The lugworm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The lugworm. Also lob.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait

Etymologies

Alteration (influenced by lob, lump, something hanging) of lugworm.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • It was discovered on the blank space of a bit of newspaper, and looked much as if a fat lobworm had plunged himself into a bowl of ink, and in his literary delirium had twisted uneasily to the verge of the paper.

    Rhoda Fleming — Volume 5

  • It was discovered on the blank space of a bit of newspaper, and looked much as if a fat lobworm had plunged himself into

    Rhoda Fleming — Complete

  • But the firefly and hedge-shrew and lobworm, I pray, 5

    Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning

  • microwave nightfall · lobworm dangled haplodiplomat · hulb ongoing disgruntlement pumps quarry · tawny wind across factor slurry in the wake of the rubble to grapple · stodgy climb blunt lanai · hurricane lees and these contested leets

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