fishing worm


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fishing worm terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.”


In literature:

But what if I catch the fish by using a hired boat and a hired net, or by buying worms as bait from some one who has dug them?
"The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice" by Stephen Leacock
That, with the terrible worming the Tweed gets in these autumnal floods, the trout fishing should be so good is marvellous.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
And you shall catch your own fish, Maggie, and put the worms on, and everything; won't it be fun?
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7" by Charles H. Sylvester
Day in, and day out they skurried about, Putting fish worms, and beetles, and such like to rout.
"Nestlings" by Ella Fraser Weller
Indeed, we may say that this remarkable creature is almost as nearly allied to a worm as it is to a fish.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)" by George John Romanes
It would take a great many of those sticklebacks you always would fish for with a worm to make a dish.
"Diamond Dyke" by George Manville Fenn
Around him swim white fish and trout, and the slow-worm goes creeping by.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
Still no fish were to be tempted by his worm.
"Norman Vallery" by W.H.G. Kingston
I should think a fish would rather eat a nice clean leaf than a worm.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
Pere Seguin, I would rather never catch a fish for the rest of my days than touch one of those worms!
"Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches" by Henri de Crignelle
A worm never bit me yet, and I've been fishing thousands of times, I guess.
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
A fishing worm may be a great success as a fishing worm, but a total failure as a mule.
"A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties" by Charles Major
Used for tying silk-worm gut for fishing purposes.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
He hated to wreathe a fishing-worm on a hook!
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Fishes have sunshine, worms have everything!
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
Snake would be a better name," she added, "but I must say the thing looks more like a fish-worm.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
And you shall catch your own fish, and put the worms on, and everything.
"Tom and Maggie Tulliver" by Anonymous
I digs fish worms fer a livin'; I can't work much.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
I met a servant at a public-house, who is going away, a sea chap, drinking malt like a fish, and I wormed all out of him.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat
Feeds on small fish, flies, and worms.
"The Determined Angler and the Brook Trout" by Charles Bradford

In poetry:

See, heavenly Zamperina, damselish,
The Day has broken Night's unwholesome Dish,
The Lark is up betimes to hail the Dawn,
The Early Worm is up to catch the Fish.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
Each flinty rock shall rive in twain,
Each mountain sink into a plain,
The seas themselves shall, on that day, grow dry — The worms that in the waters creep,
The fish and monsters of the deep,
Shall in the bottom of the ocean die.
"To The Sons Of Brutus" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Jack McCulloch, from Englewood, caught and released this false albacore (little tunny) on a CAL jig with a jerk worm while fishing the coastal gulf off Boca Grande with Capt.
Deaunti Kemp of Flint was fishing with a leaf worm on the Lapeer County lake when he caught the 12-1/2 inch sunfish.
Decades ago, secretive bass fishermen in search of a competitive edge started adding drops of anise oil to their bags of plastic worms, theorizing that the scent /flavor would cause fish to hold the lure longer and facilitate hookups.
Fishing rod and reel with a artificial Culprit Tequila 6 inch Worm.
Effective flies for Roaring River fishing include, from left, woolly bugger, egg, San Juan worm, PJ's Finesse Jig.
Finesse worms on shaky head jigs are also producing fish .
Effective flies for Roaring River fishing include, from left, woolly bugger, egg, San Juan worm, PJ's Finesse Jig.
It is not hard to tell when it is time to fish inch worms.
Fishing for votes, Obama opens a can of worms.
"Uncle Bob" Winans of Lutz, Florida keeps several dozen rabbits (along with laying hens, fishing worms, and a year-round garden) on the acre of land to which he and his wife have retired.
Sue Holmes eyed the newspaper ad like a hungry fish eyes a worm.
Clausen sets his drag light when fishing jig worms with braid to avoid breaking the leader on the hookset.