Synonyms for maggot

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We see the acorn grow into the oak, the egg into the bird, the maggot into the butterfly.

Then he'll get a kind of maggot in the brain, and squander every sixpence he can lay hands on.

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

He staggered to his feet, and saw that his visitors were the two villains, Maggot and Bloodhound.

Maggot explained how he had obtained the jewels, and then asked what they were worth.

Maggot and his friend consented to this delay, and left the room.

It is unnecessary to say that Maggot wrought with might and main.

“Zackey, my son,” said Maggot while he continued his toilet.

When grown with the former, they are said to be less affected by the maggot.

My aunt Jane would not come for some maggot or other; and as for Jem!

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., probably an unexplained variant of Middle English maðek, from Old English maða "maggot, grub," from Proto-Germanic *mathon (cf. Old Norse maðkr, Old Saxon matho, Middle Dutch, Dutch made, Old High German mado, German Made, Gothic maþa "maggot"). Figurative use "whim, fancy, crotchet" is 1620s, from the notion of a maggot in the brain.

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