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  • n. Plural form of glow-worm.


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  • Once glow-worms have successfully mated, the female will lay her eggs.

    Weatherwatch: glow-worms

  • Female glow-worms can be seen from up to 50 metres away.

    Weatherwatch: glow-worms

  •  She never wanted to sneak out at night to look for glow-worms or stay up late to watch horror movies on TV or go to the swimming pool or play Mastermind or chess or cards or anything.

    The Only Still Thing

  • They listen to the gramophone and watch as glow-worms light up the darkness.

    Mulberries at Midnight

  • There is this one segment that talks about glow-worms.

    Realistic Space Exploration

  • Phasia and Sylphia were glow-worms slithering into the openings black vacant mouth.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • “They might as well talk,” he says, “of laying on an everlasting succession of glow-worms;” and then he laughed again, partly at his joke, and partly at poor humanity.

    The Lamplighter's Story

  • But it was light under these trees for all that, and on the leaves and amidst the turf shone a multitude of glow-worms, very bright and fine.

    Twelve Stories and a Dream, by H. G. Wells

  • And once she took his arm, and once, I think, she led him by the hand adown the glade that the glow-worms lit.

    Twelve Stories and a Dream, by H. G. Wells

  • On one of the lakes a swan was asleep; its long back was white as the snow of the frost-bound steppes, while glow-worms gleamed like diamonds in the bluish shadow at the base of a statue.

    Dream tales and prose poems


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