inchworm inchworm

Definition(s):

  • (n) small hairless caterpillar having legs on only its front and rear segments; mostly larvae of moths of the family Geometridae

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Then, in the darkness, I grab a rope and inchworm 50 feet up the almond tree she's been sleeping in for more than two weeks.
  2. Then, in the darkness, I grab a rope and inchworm 50 feet up the almond tree she's been sleeping in for more than two weeks.
  3. Tho's inchworm approach to a settlement has been more cautious than his own progress through his country's Communist Party.

News

  1. Odd new cave-dwelling 'shrimp' discovered off California

    A translucent underwater cave dweller that looks like a skeleton and travels like an inchworm is the newest member of California's array of marine life.
    on November 21, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. New Cave-Dwelling 'Shrimp' Discovered in California

    A translucent underwater cave dweller that looks like a skeleton and travels like an inchworm is the newest member of California's array of marine life. Scientists found a new species of skeleton shrimp — a group of tiny crustaceans that are actually caprellid amphipods, not shrimp — in vials collected from a small cave offshore of Southern California's Catalina Island. The two vials, one ...
    on November 20, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

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