Blood-worm

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Blood-worm a small red earthworm used by anglers
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. blód—root blówan, to bloom; cog. with Old. Fris. blód, Ger. blut.

Usage

In literature:

She felt as if a worm were gnawing there, and the warm blood congealing into ice.
"An Egyptian Princess, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Cold-blooded animals, insects, worms, vegetables, derived also from one living filament.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
The bodies of some worms are so delicate that the oxygen easily passes through the outer layers and mixes with the blood within.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
So Sigurd understands the language of birds, after eating the blood of Fafnir the Worm.
"Europa's Fairy Book" by Joseph Jacobs
He must have cold blood in his veins, as a worm hath.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
In many tropical regions human blood as well as that of other animals is the normal habitat of certain worm-like parasites (Nematodes).
"Insects and Diseases" by Rennie W. Doane
Then the worms suck all his blood, and this, they say, makes him very light on his feet.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
The embryos produced by these worms enter the blood vessels.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
These acoelomatous worms did not as yet possess a true body cavity (coelom) nor blood.
"Was Man Created?" by Henry A. Mott
A thing built on cruelty, cemented with blood, and worm-eaten with lies is hateful to me as to God.
"The Unknown Quantity" by Henry van Dyke
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In poetry:

A process in the weather of the heart
Turns damp to dry; the golden shot
Storms in the freezing tomb.
A weather in the quarter of the veins
Turns night to day; blood in their suns
Lights up the living worm.
"A Process In The Weather Of The Heart" by Dylan Thomas
Behold him, all ye that pass by,
The bleeding Prince of life and peace!
Come, see, ye worms, your Maker die,
And say, was ever grief like his?
Come, feel with me his blood applied:
My Lord, my Love is crucified.
"Hymn XXVIII: Love Divine! What Hast Thou Done!" by Charles Wesley
When we would see thee man, and know
What heart thou hadst toward men indeed,
Lo, thy blood-blackened altars; lo,
The lips of priests that pray and feed
While their own hell's worm curls and licks
The poison of the crucifix.
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Bed bugs died after feeding on people treated with Merck's Stromectol, a treatment typically used against parasitic worms, in the first study to investigate the drug's potential to control the blood-suckers.
"Blood long ago pumped out and worms munching on me dead".
Every region considered feces disgusting , while vomit, sweat, spittle, blood, pus, and sexual fluids inspired nearly universal loathing, closely followed by body parts and animals such as pigs, rats, maggots, worms, lice, and flies.
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