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  • n. Plural form of earthworm.


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  • The child loves naturally the manifestations of life: Mrs. Latter tells us how easily little ones are interested even in earthworms and in the movement of the larvae of insects in manure, without feeling that horror which we, who have grown up isolated from nature, experience towards certain animals.

    The Montessori Method

  • But when it comes to the innovation of entirely new structures (‘‘morphological novelties’’) such as segmentally organized bodies (seen in earthworms, insects, and vertebrates such as humans, but not jellyfish or molluscs), or the hands and feet of tetrapods (vertebrates with four limbs), Darwin’s mechanism comes up short.

    A New Book

  • Of limbless animals, some progress by undulations (and this happens in two ways, either they undulate on the ground, like snakes, or up and down, like caterpillars), and undulation is a flexion; others by a telescopic action, like what are called earthworms and leeches.

    On the Gait of Animals

  • I was walking above the dwellings of those lowly beings called earthworms, the subject of his last work, in which Darwin showed once more how little causes in the long run produce great effects.

    Life of Charles Darwin

  • ENVIRONMENT & YOU Aristotle called earthworms the 'intestines of the soil,' Cleopatra decreed them sacred. - Business News

  • Macroorganisms such as earthworms, termites and other insects also help break down organic materials.

    Chapter 4

  • Soil porosity can also be improved by animals such as earthworms or termites living in the soil.

    5. How plants live and grow

  • In digging a garden a number of little animals are found, such as earthworms, beetles, ants, centipedes, millipedes and others.

    Lessons on Soil

  • Fortunately, the natural feeds you can produce in your backyard are what chickens would eat in the wild: green plants, wild seeds and animal foods, such as earthworms and insects   -   all fresher and more nutritious than anything you can buy in a bag.

    Mother Earth News Latest 10 Articles

  • Sun beating down on bare soil results in temperatures hot enough to drive away friendly organisms, such as earthworms, and make roots uncomfortable. - Business News


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  • Earthworms: change your attitude;

    Earthworms: eat them grilled or stewed;

    Earthworms: they're a natural food...

    ~ 'Worms', by Instant Sunshine

    November 19, 2009