from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A metal covering with bearings for a worm and worm-wheel.


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  • Mr. HAGGARTY went to the stern, where he employed his time in cleaning out the sailor-man's pockets, while DELANO dived into the hold, to see if he couldn't find an old worm-box, or a rope's-end, which had no revenue stamp upon them.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 14, July 2, 1870


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