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noun as in insect

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What you probably won’t picture is trudging through a landscape littered with feces and rotting corpses — what a world devoid of maggots and dung beetles would look like.

The flies’ larvae — or maggots — consume organic wastes, such as feces.

Once the maggots have dined on all the poop they can, the insects are boiled.

Pundits in Myanmar call Rohingya Muslims beasts, dogs, and maggots.

But the maggot-infested underside of News of the World is a metaphor for what his whole tabloid operation has wrought.

However strange this maggot may appear in my chest and brain, it is no more than true.

She's got some maggot in her brain, and she wants to air it.

And in the economy of nature man is of no more consequence than the maggot.

In relation to their surroundings man and the maggot are in the same position.

The whole section is well characterized by the uniformly maggot-like nature of the larva.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to maggot, such as: grub, worm, bug, and larva.

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