red worm


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n red 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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In literature:

The Secondary is largely made up of red worms and moles.
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
Probably they would have taken a small red worm, pitched into the ripple of a rise; but we did not try that.
"Angling Sketches" by Andrew Lang
Moreover, these corpse-riflers creep stealthily and unseen, as the red earth-worms, to the carcass.
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
What did the blighted red-tape-worms take him for?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Feb. 26, 1919" by Various
When a Violent shower hath disturbed the Water and mudded it, then with a Red Worm, Angle in the Stream at the Ground.
"The School of Recreation (1696 edition)" by Robert Howlett
The red glow grew white in the center, and a fat, worm-like shape of flame came into being.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
I think they are mighty happy, too; daddy red breast looked mighty proud as he hustled worms for the family breakfast.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
TREATMENT: Same as for Red Worm.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Once or twice they actually stuffed their crops with "worms" of red worsted!
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
He persuaded them all to fish with very small hooks and red worms, which he gave them.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
Then the suit went gliding over a stilled tangle of red worm bodies.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
The ground about here is too mean for good red worms.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
Pinkham wormed back and came up behind it, staring into the red eyes.
"The Giants From Outer Space" by Geoff St. Reynard
Let us call it the red-tape-worm.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Next to a pink worm on a fish-hook gimme a red-headed baby for the horrors!
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
Only the red lights of the smokers were visible, dotted here and there like glow-worms.
"To Win the Love He Sought" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
It was a heart-rending spectacle, the innocent worm, with fine features and movements, in rags, and with red and wrinkled eyes!
"The Invisible Lodge" by Jean Paul
The two red glow-worms winked and wavered in the dark carriage, their reflections shining in the glass of photographs over the rack.
"The Disturbing Charm" by Berta Ruck
I think they were mighty happy, too; daddy red breast looked mighty proud as he hustled worms for the family breakfast.
"Think" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Small red worms, and white of egg, are good general foods, and seem highly beneficial.
"The Book of the Aquarium and Water Cabinet" by Shirley Hibberd

In poetry:

The men who make will match the men who mar,
The eye unsatisfied will seek a star;
Your visitor the worm will speak you fair,
The bride will tremble and the child will stare,
And the red Summer will ride everywhere.
"Song for a Singer" by John Shaw Neilson
One girds himself to serve another,
Whose father was the dust, whose mother
The little dead red worm therein;
They find no fruit of things they cherish;
The goodness of a man shall perish,
It shall be one thing with his sin.
"Ilicet" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
And ere next night his story was the talk of Dawson Town,
But gone and reft of glory was the wrathful Major Brown;
For that ice-worm (so they told him) of such formidable size
Was - a stick of stained spaghetti with two red ink spots for eyes.
"The Ballad Of The Ice-Worm Cocktail" by Robert W Service
Careless the yellow-beaks slept on,
They never had heard of the bogy, Tomorrow;
The mother sat outside making her moan—
"I shall soon have to beg, or steal, or borrow!
I have always to say, the night before,
Where shall I find one red worm more!"
"The Early Bird" by George MacDonald

In news:

Texas Red Worms is the name of his backyard worm farm, his blog, and they are the object of his affection.
Certain species of worms (in this case, California red worms ) can live entirely within organic material.
It's set to attack, the "Code Red Worm " computer virus returns tonight.
Earthworms don't do well in confined quarters, so use red wiggler worms instead.
The Code Red worms can affect some Cisco hardware.
(MSFT), whose software has the vulnerability that lets the Code Red worms attack, has itself been a victim.