Synonyms for vermin

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Did I not very particularly ask you whether there were any vermin in it?

These vermin are more to be feared than hangman's cord or headsman's axe.'

The world in general is under a mistake as to the nature of these vermin.

He belonged to the class of humanity which you can call by no other name than that of vermin.

Suddenly he thrust out an arm and appeared to crush some vermin against the wall.

Or sow with hemp all the borders where cabbages are planted, so as to enclose them, and not one of these vermin will approach.

He regards them as vermin to be left to languish and die of their festering wounds.

You want a Bismarck to rid your country of the Irish vermin that torment her.

Why did they not take him to his damp cell to rot or to be eaten by vermin?

The captain wondered at this, and asked if these vermin were not very unpleasant.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "noxious animals," from Anglo-French and Old French vermin, from Vulgar Latin *verminum "vermin," possibly including bothersome insects, collective noun formed from Latin vermis "worm" (see worm). Extended to "low, obnoxious people" by 1560s.

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