Definitions

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  • noun An earthworm.

Etymologies

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rain +‎ worm; they are driven out of the saturated soil after heavy rain.

Examples

  • I saw in the hearts of those who were about me faery gardens and infernos, deserts and turnip fields; I saw a comically hopping rainworm who was nibbling at a graceful centipede; I saw a world in which darkness was lord.

    The Indian Lily and Other Stories

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