fishworm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fishworm 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fishworm Same as earthworm, 1.
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Usage

In literature:

Now if you are talking about cutworms or fishworms, father is right.
"Laddie" by Gene Stratton Porter
Take fishworms mashed up with old bacon oil, and tie on the wound, which is the surest and safest cure.
"The Arabian Art of Taming and Training Wild and Vicious Horses" by P. R. Kincaid
Two of the three men who had remained on board of the schooner were now prisoners; and Sopsy was considered as harmless as a fishworm.
"A Victorious Union" by Oliver Optic
There he was talking away to us fishworms just as cordially as if he enjoyed it.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
He haint no more head'n a fishworm.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
They are the earthworms, also called fishworms, which are distributed all over the world.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Poor soil, as every boy knows, is a poor place to look for fishworms.
"The Adventures of a Grain of Dust" by Hallam Hawksworth
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