from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as earthworm, 1.
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- n. terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
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If you are, I got some fishworm oil that's jest the thing to limber up yer joints.
"I'm not going to be a performer," he said, with a wry smile at the thought of "fishworm oil."
Some thirty years ago, when he was comparatively a young man, I saw, at the Bartholdi exhibition in New York, a picture by this master of these same coryphées, two figures standing together in the flies resting their weary, pink, fishworm legs as they balanced themselves with their hands against the wabbling scenery.
Two of the three men who had remained on board of the schooner were now prisoners; and Sopsy was considered as harmless as a fishworm.