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synonyms for glowworm

  • candle fly
  • fire beetle
  • firefly
  • fireworm
  • lampyrid
  • lantern fly
  • noctiluca
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How to use glowworm in a sentence

A glowworm is not discerned in the sunshine, though it glister in the dark.
A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY (VOLUME 1 OF 4)RICHARD BAXTER
Every body probably knows, that the male glowworm is a winged, erratic animal, yet may not have seen him.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, VOL. 13, NO. 361, SUPPLEMENTARY ISSUE (1829)VARIOUS
Should the sun beg from the glowworm, and should the momentary spark excite the envy of the source of light?
THE WORKS OF ROBERT G. INGERSOLL, VOL. 6 (OF 12)ROBERT G. INGERSOLL
She looked down the dusky lanes, where glowworm lanterns began to bob and wink.
DRAGON'S BLOODHENRY MILNER RIDEOUT
With a slim rubber band he fastened a match across the double barrels at the front sight and beneath this placed a glowworm.
THE THREE SAPPHIRESW. A. FRASER
The man whose soul operates with energy is like a poor glowworm, which without knowing it irradiates light from every pore.
THE PHYSIOLOGY OF MARRIAGE, COMPLETEHONORE DE BALZAC
Just beyond the veranda Greta saw a glowworm shining, as it might be a tiny bead of the fallen lightning.
VILLA RUBEIN AND OTHER STORIESJOHN GALSWORTHY
But now, illuminated only by a far off torchlight and by a glowworm coiled around the band, it was black.
RASTIGNAC THE DEVILPHILIP JOS FARMER
A wild glowworm had swooped over them and disturbed the smooth reflection built up by the Skins.
RASTIGNAC THE DEVILPHILIP JOS FARMER
Its seats bristled with tall peaked hats with outspread glowworm wings and with drawn épées.
RASTIGNAC THE DEVILPHILIP JOS FARMER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GLOWWORM

  • candle fly
  • fire beetle
  • firefly
  • fireworm
  • glowworm
  • lampyrid
  • lantern fly
  • noctiluca
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.