Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A worm that lives in the mud, as a lugworm; specifically, one of the Limicolæ.

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Examples

  • However, we cannot yet assemble such molecules to produce a living organism as simple as a mud-worm.

    The Abode of Life

  • And when, knowing what I knew, I saw such a mud-worm as you presume to rise in this house against this noble soul, the wonder is, 'added John Harmon through his clenched teeth, and with a very ugly turn indeed on Wegg's cravat,' that I didn't try to twist your head off, and fling THAT out of window!

    Our Mutual Friend

  • And when, knowing what I knew, I saw such a mud-worm as you presume to rise in this house against this noble soul, the wonder is,’ added John Harmon through his clenched teeth, and with a very ugly turn indeed on Wegg’s cravat, ‘that I didn’t try to twist your head off, and fling THAT out of window!

    Our Mutual Friend

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