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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.

earthworm

any ANNELID of the order Oligochaeta.

earthworm

the common oligochete worm of the genera Lumbricus, Allobophora, Eisenia etc.; they act as intermediate hosts for a number of internal parasites of livestock, and are reputed to bring anthrax spores to the surface and precipitate an outbreak of the disease.
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Night crawlers, red-orange and green-yellow and remarkably accurate, right down to their ridged segments and size.
After all they will be kidnapped by the mysterious night crawlers, who find in kidnapping an art that can be perfected to drive the relatives of the kidnapped into madness, because the Government is not really looking hard enough for them or even cares about finding them.
Lilly then decides to catch night crawlers and sell them to the people who go fishing on Sundays after church.
Weed ecologist Emilie Regnier of Ohio State University in Columbus and her colleagues conducted field experiments to determine how exotic European night crawlers, Lumbricus terrestris, affected the survival of the seeds of Ambrosia trifida, giant ragweed.
Anglers reported catching them on salmon eggs, night crawlers and various colors of Power Bait.
I fear said letter might open a can of worms, but maybe you now how to calm night crawlers.
Now for Sean and Nick the race against time is on to exterminate the creatures of the night - or they too could be joining the ranks of the night crawlers.
She also says it was hard to get the gay male night crawlers to trust her, but they eventually came calling, and she became one of the few females spinning for hard-core nights at gay male clubs.
It is hard to say who was more amazed, the inspector on the job, the Clawson brothers, or the over four dozen night crawlers that squirmed out the soil.
It's John smiling at a camper even as the child drops the day's supply of night crawlers into the lake.
Cap'n McCall, Sergeant Malarky, my brave night crawlers, wave mechanics, after the last go-round, how will it end?
Grocery stores stock white gas and night crawlers, T-bone steak reigns as king of the restaurant menu, and you're never more than 10-minute hike from some heart-tugging view of granite peaks.