earthworm earthworm  /ˈɜrθ ˌwɜrm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers

Usage(s):

  1. It added to the film, because I was photographed glamorously, but as an earthworm.
  2. Still, all that macho blathering was a weird match for me, a kid with the self-esteem of an earthworm.
  3. Among the highlights: a gigantic earthworm wriggling on upended gravestones in the Rubens room.

News

  • Hunger may be good for you

    Many experiments have demonstrated that eating about 30 percent less than needed to keep up with the body’s energy needs extends longevity and improves health in animals ranging from the humble earthworm to rhesus monkeys. Humans who try calorie restriction appear to reduce their risk of heart disease and diabetes, and improve their immune function. There’s even some evidence that calorie ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Standard-Examiner

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Quotes

  1. "We reformed the (Earthworm Jim) team and they were all into it," said Perry. "Trust me, all the original Earthworm Jim guys are still very interested in the whole idea; just know that it'll happen eventually."
    on Mar 6, 2007 By: David Perry Source: Pro-G

  2. "They all start with me saying, 'If I were a fly,' or earthworm or squid or starfish," Rossellini says. "The scientific information is correct, but it's told in a very surrealistic and hopefully funny way."
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Isabella Rossellini Source: Vancouver Sun

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