from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various large earthworms that crawl out from the ground at night and are often used as fish bait. Also called nightwalker.
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I saw it after a minute or two, a tiny wormlike creature, not some fat night crawler or chubby grub, but something long and very thin squirming on the surface of the dark water.