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  • n. The aquatic larval form of the dobsonfly, having a segmented body with legs on each segment, and a head with prominent pincers, prized as fish bait.
  • n. A lure designed to mimic a hellgramite.


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  • When the river is rising, or the water is clouded with mud or drift, bass scorn all surface-diet; but the live minnow or crawfish, hellgramite or fish-worm, will capture them on trout-line or hook attached to the soul-absorbing bob.

    Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885


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