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= = -- The Carrot maggot and the wire-worm are destructive enemies of this crop.
The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots 16th Edition
The slug, the snail, the wire-worm, the impudent sparrow, and the most impudent and insolent chaffinch, who all seem to have an idea that the seed is put into the ground entirely for their benefit.
The Book of Sports: Containing Out-door Sports, Amusements and Recreations, Including Gymnastics, Gardening & Carpentering
To be sure, he did not despise a grub -- if he happened to meet one -- nor a cutworm nor a wire-worm.
oroboros commented on the word wire-worm
The classic electronic glitch, especially one that periodically fixes itself, i.e., is intermittent and unendingly exasperating.
December 30, 2006