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  • n. Plural form of glowworm.


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  • Turning out the lamp the light was again visible, and after much thought I concluded that it was similar to the light given by the little creatures called glowworms, and which in its turn somewhat resembles the light that can be seen at times in a pile of decaying fish.

    A March on London

  • The multitude of windows and entrances glowed, sending twisted corkscrews of brightness down into the water, trailing away like glowworms into the hills.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • The glowworms in the machine room reacted, green light spilling from the walls.


  • They were shrouded in darkness, the glowworms reduced to a few green squiggles on the walls.


  • Only the glimmer of glowworms lit the corridors, a green radiance as faint as starlight.


  • As the sound trembled through the membrane, glowworms woke up underfoot.


  • With the scent of hydrogen everywhere, the oil lamps had been extinguished, leaving the chaos lit with the sickly green of glowworms.


  • They paused for a moment in the warm darkness, their eyes adjusting to the dim green light of glowworms.


  • The ratlines flickered with electric torches and glowworms, and Deryn felt the membrane tremble from distant footsteps.


  • And lastly,I think the "football" is actually a depiction of 4 glowworms getting ready to mud-wrestle I could be wrong!

    National Cupcake Day


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  • No and no, although I have been near both locations. I have seen our glowworms at Mt Field National Park which I presume are the same.

    April 9, 2018

  • bilby: Have you ever visited Hastings Caves south of Hobart, or Mole Creek Karst National Park west of Launceston? I read somewhere that these sites have colonies of glowworms to see.

    March 30, 2018