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earthworm

(ûrth′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various terrestrial annelid worms of the class Oligochaeta, especially those of the family Lumbricidae, that burrow into and help aerate and enrich soil.
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earthworm

any ANNELID of the order Oligochaeta.
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Night crawlers, red-orange and green-yellow and remarkably accurate, right down to their ridged segments and size.
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and night crawlers, quick and slick as your tongue, will stretch beneath