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dungworm Line breaks: dung|worm
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌŋɡwəːm/

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Definition of dungworm in English:


An earthworm found in dung or compost, used by anglers as bait.
Example sentences
  • The best bait, in early spring, is the red dungworm, but in June and July the fly is probably the most killing.
  • Other baits such as a bunch of flying ants, a dungworm turned inside out, thin strips of meat, short pieces of worms, chicken livers and entrails have all been used to catch catfish.
  • Every time we went to visit, the first thing we did was say hello, then we looked in the freezer for the container of dungworms so we could take it out to thaw for dinner!
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