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sand·worm

(sand'wŏrm),
Any of the various dog and cat hookworms with larvae that cause cutaneous larva migrans.
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-- Engage in combat, alone or in a party, with powerful new monsters and foes -- claim the spoils and rewards that come from defeating ferocious enemies such as gnats, gnoles, ladybugs, pixies, sandworms and more
Extraterrestrial flora and fauna are sometimes called aliens--Dune's sandworms, for example--but this is loose usage.
The band, named after a city on the California-Mexico border, sprang from the fertile ground of Howe Gelb's Giant Sand (originally the Giant Sandworms) when Joey Burns (vocals, guitar) and John Convertino (drums/percussion) decided on a side-project.
Migratory shorebirds must refuel by feeding on the small fish, sandworms, crustaceans, snails, and other marine life that abounds within and upon the soil of these far-from-barren wetlands.
Tremors (1990): Entertaining sci-fi spoof starring Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward as two handymen stranded in the desert who become targets for a family of giant sandworms. Most of the movie is played for laughs - but some exciting moments help the story along.
These include many bivalves such as tellins (Tellina), clams (Donax), cockles (Mactra, Cardium), and razor clams (Ensis); polychaetes, such as sandworms (Ophelia, Nephthys), lugworms (Arenicola) or other species such as Nerine cirrulatus; amphipods such as those of the genera Urothoe, Haustorius, or Bathyporeia; isopods such as Eurydice pulchra; and some sea urchins, such as sand dollars (Mellita) in the Gulf of Mexico and other places on the Atlantic coasts of the Americas, or different species of the genera Echinocardium.
The survey will also examine types and amounts of organisms living in sand and mud such as sandworms and bivalves, which decompose organic matter and support diversified ecosystems, in order to indicate their ability to make water purer.
Pellegrino will talk your head off on top of the "smoking cathedral" of a volcano or beneath the seas where giant sandworms inhale sulfides and entire continents grind or drift from the pull of moon on bedrock.
Waterloo Road BBC1, 7.30pm In his time actor Alec Newman has wrestled with giant sandworms in the mini-series Dune and tackled aliens in Star Trek series Enterprise, but even those outlandish creations are no match for the pupils - and staff - of Waterloo Road.
Enormous sandworms traverse the desert in Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction classic, Dune.
Unregulated harvest of molluscs, crustaceans, and sandworms deprive migratory birds of the food they need to complete their journeys.