from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large marine annelid (Nephthys cæca), inhabiting the sandy shores of Europe and America. It is whitish, with a pearly luster, and grows to the length of eight or ten inches.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An errant marine worm, Nephthys cæca, found on the coasts of Great Britain: also called white-rag worm. It is about 8 inches long, of a pearly-whitish color, and lives in the sand.
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