- Phyla Annelida (segmented worms), Nematoda (roundworms), and Platyhelminthes (flatworms), and up to twelve minor phyla
- For many years only animals such as worms, leeches and midge larvae could survive.
- When feeding is completed, the worms drop to the ground and enter the soil where they transform into shiny brown pupae.
- Hemp seed, sweet corn maggots and even worms can also be used.
- Consuming contaminated meat can lead to diarrhoea, intestinal worms or food poisoning and is especially dangerous for the very young or very old.
- Internal parasites - worms - are one of the major problems facing the beef and dairy industries in both the United States and Brazil.
- Garlic also helps knock out intestinal worms and other parasites.
- They are known to eat cabbage moths, bollworms, tomato hornworms and broccoli worms.
- Best baits are redworms, which can be trundled down to the fish in a natural manner, or alternatively often-overlooked baits such as caterpillars, wax worms, or mealworms.
- I snacked on sticky rice cooked in bamboo, but there were more exotic treats such as crickets, bamboo worms and bee larvae available.
- The Slow-worm is probably the most commonly encountered British reptile.
- Unlike the usual shipworm for this region, which bores only in the breeding season then swims away, the blacktip bores continuously throughout the year and remains in the same spot until the timbers completely disintegrate.
- It is also clear that the process of decay was thought to be harmful to the dead, and the action of worms in the corpse were thought to be as painful as a needle to the living flesh.
- You're born, you live, you die, you're worm food - that's all.
- I think he is worm food as he died of lung cancer at the age of 71.
- This would help identify and flush out infiltrating viruses, worms, trojans and other malicious softwares.
- Over the past year our virtual mailboxes have been swamped by spam, worms, and malignant viruses.
- Unlike a virus, a worm generally does not alter or destroy data on a computer.
- He threw one last glance in the direction she had gone before yelling ‘Come and get me, you worms!’
- Is that the best you could manage, George, you impotent worm?
- ‘You despicable little worm,’ he snarled as he stomped into the house one day.
- But if a worm gear is to transmit mechanical power, it should be a metal worm having a thread angle of about thirty degrees.
- The machine is suited for high precision, infeed and single-revolution, thread rolling, worm rolling and roll sizing.
- In a preferred embodiment, a worm/worm gear assembly comprises a metal worm and a worm gear fabricated from a resilient material.
- The worm condensed the vapor into liquor, which was collected in containers and sold.
- The worm was a coil that was immersed into cold water and it was there that the alcohol vapour condensed into liquid.
- In distillation, the still is heated to just below the boiling point of water and the alcohol and other compounds vaporise and pass over the neck of the still into either a condenser or a worm - a large copper coil immersed in cold running water where the vapour is condensed into a liquid.
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- When it started to rain, we wormed into our bivy sacks, said good night, and pulled the drawstrings so tight that only our noses stuck out.
- Is it really convincing that the man could have wormed out of the cells unnoticed?
- I had previously considered it quite a pleasant bookstore to worm about in.
- You managed to worm your way into Valerie's Thanksgiving, surely you can insinuate yourself into her Christmas as well.
- And if, heaven forfend, that other guy worms his way into office again, we're really going to have to work together to defend the beloved republic.
- The people that populate this list have wormed their way into our bad books just by being themselves.
- Through sheer luck she managed to worm a hand into the space between her wrist and her own bloodstained neck.
- I wormed the knife between tiny slivers of green plastic to prise free the ring pull and used pliers to grasp the toggle on that pesky foil circle.
- For a while, they wouldn't even tell me how many digits were involved but I wormed the information out of them that there were three more.
- If anyone tries to worm this information out of you, they will not get it.
- Blanche wormed the details out of a very reluctant Stella with much coaxing and promising of new clothes.
- If your kitten was wormed during his first visit, the vet will give him his second worming.
- Your vet will need to administer the shots, but you can worm the dog yourself.
- He's been wormed and treated for fleas and ticks.
In Old English worm was spelled wyrm or wurm. The first meaning was ‘serpent’ or ‘dragon’, a sense still occasionally found in dialect and preserved in folk tales such as ‘The Lambton Worm’. Worm came to mean ‘crawling animal, reptile, or insect’ and then, in about 1100, an earthworm or similar creature. In a can of worms the worms are probably maggots—think of a fisherman on a riverbank with his wriggling bait tin. The worm has turned means ‘a meek person has retaliated after being pushed too far’. The original form, in 1546, was ‘Tread a worm on the tail and it must turn again’.
(even) a worm will turn
- proverb (Even) a meek person will resist or retaliate if pushed too far.Example sentences
- On one level, Heathcliff's ‘writhing’ allusion is clearly to the proverbial truth that, given sufficient provocation, ‘even a worm will turn’.
- You know a worm will turn if it is trodden on?
- Lady Ushant was as meek as a worm, but a worm will turn.
- Example sentences
- Maunder explained that flea eggs, the worm-like larvae, are born in autumn and survive in nests around the household over winter.
- Where the trunk meets the ground it frays out, and extends a few worm-like roots above the soil.
- All are woven from these worm-like pieces of paper string and treated.