from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bird or other animal that habitually eats or lives upon worms; specifically, the worm-eating warbler of the United States, Helmintherus vermivorus. See worm-eating and Vermivora. Edwards; Latham.
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I wondered how they worked that out, with Maddy's head swarming with snakes, and Niko being a worm-eater.
“Ought to chase the dirty worm-eater with sticks and rocks.”
To finish the shocking description, in a dark nook stood an old broken-bottomed cane couch, without a squab, or coverlid, sunk at one corner, and unmortised by the failing of one of its worm-eater legs, which lay in two pieces under the wretched piece of furniture it could no longer support.
This bird is classed among the flycatchers, but is much more of a worm-eater, and has few of the traits or habits of the _Muscicapa_ or the true _Sylvia_.
The red-eye is classed among the flycatchers by some writers, but is much more of a worm-eater, and has few of the traits or habits of the _Muscicapa_ or the true _Sylvia_.
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