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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.
Problems such as Catching Growing Night Crawlers help students begin to grasp the power of mathematics as they begin to translate visual patterns into number patterns and numerical relationships.
Red worms generally grow to 3 or 4 inches long, while night crawlers can reach 8 to 10 inches.
Indeed, when it comes to using earthworms to build soil fertility, Clive Edwards, Ohio State University entomologist and author of Earthworm Ecology--the academic bible on earthworms--thinks night crawlers deserve top priority.
For his final challenge Paul had to eat night crawler worms, huge beetle larvae, cockroaches, ``vomit'' fruit and, finally, kangaroos' testicles.
Fair recorded two nice white perch catches; both came on night crawlers.
Whether it be salmon eggs, Power Bait or drifting bits of a night crawler under overhanging brush, fishing any kind of bait is better than lures.
1 -- 2 -- color) Ron Kovach, author of ``Trout Fishing in California,'' fishes an Irvine Lake Cocktail, a night crawler topped with TurboBait.
A leader behind the flasher with a lure or a bait such as a night crawler draws strikes.
5-pound brown fooled on a night crawler at the head of Convict Creek, the lake's outlet.
Last year, Jumia Mobile Week featured 3 mouth-watering flash sales every day at nearly 50% off; both night crawlers and day troopers had a piece of the pie.
These night crawlers are students from Sarasota High School's drama department, who perform a rendition of Michael Jackson's famous Thriller dance in Circle Park.