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  • n. Plural form of teredo.


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  • Ferrocement is free from attack by teredos (shipworms), wood rot, and other hazards of the tropics.

    Chapter 3

  • Furthermore, in the tropics wood is subject to rot, insects, and teredos.

    Chapter 4

  • El ferrocemento no es susceptible al ataque de teredos (gusanos de barco), carcoma y otros peligros de los tropicos.

    Chapter 13

  • Moreover, quality timber often has a limited life: in tropical water teredos attack it, and in many coastal but arid regions (as the Red Sea region) the drying action of the sun seriously affects wooden craft pulled up on the beach.

    Chapter 5

  • He now suggested to two of the pilots that they should report five of the ships to be in an unseaworthy condition from the borings of the teredos -- in those days sheathing for hulls had not been invented, and the ship-worm was a constant danger, in tropical waters especially.

    Days of the Discoverers

  • The suit seeks to force the trust, and by extension taxpayers, to spend "at least $37.5 million" repairing damage its piers have sustained over the past two decades from small marine borers known as gribbles and teredos.

    NYT > Home Page

  • But now it is time to show another set of teredos, who burrowed and swarmed in the government offices where the principal scenes of our present study took place.


  • Hoffman, of Berlin), and if we could magnify and then picture the teredos navalis, in other words, those ship-worms which brought


  • 150 ON THE TOrOGltAPHY AND GEOLOGY taining much fossilized wood, sometimes showing tubes of teredos.

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society


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