worm[ wurm ]SEE DEFINITION OF worm
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WORM
Hasn't it even dawned on you that this worm was ever going to turn?
Hers were ice cold—but inside they tingled and glowed, like a worm of fire in a chrysalis of ice.
You know, I think it wrong to kill a bird, or worm, or even a Tartar.
You must think this, look you, that the worm will do his kind.
If any of the plants are eat by this worm, you must set another one by it.
Was it that in his own eyes he was but a worm glorified with the boon of serving an angel?
The caterpillar, for example, resembles the worm which is the ancestor of the insects.
Has he not a faith and a sincerity which in a Worm of the Earth ought to be reckoned sublime?
The worm was in the trunk, it has ascended into the fruit, and is devouring it.
That seemed sensible, and Charley's own hook now had a worm on it, and so had Jeff's.
Old English wurm, variant of wyrm "serpent, dragon," also in later Old English "earthworm," from Proto-Germanic *wurmiz (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German, German wurm, Old Frisian and Dutch worm, Old Norse ormr, Gothic waurms "serpent, worm"), from PIE *wrmi-/*wrmo- "worm" (cf. Greek rhomos, Latin vermis "worm," Old Russian vermie "insects," Lithuanian varmas "insect, gnat"), possibly from root *wer- (3) "turn" (see versus).
The ancient category of these was much more extensive than the modern, scientific, one and included serpents, scorpions, maggots, and the supposed causes of certain diseases. For substitution of -o- for -u-, see come. As an insult meaning "abject, miserable person" it dates from Old English.