Earthworm and Nightcrawler

Earthworm

An earthworm is a tube-shaped, segmented animal that is commonly found living in soil. Its digestive system runs straight through its body, it conducts respiration through the cuticle covering its skin, and it has a simple, closed blood circulatory system.

earthworm n : terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers [syn: {angleworm}, {fishworm}, {fishing worm}, {wiggler}, {nightwalker}, {nightcrawler}, {crawler}, {dew worm}, {red worm}]

Earthworm \Earth"worm`\, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any worm of the genus {Lumbricus} and allied genera, found in damp soil. One of the largest and most abundant species in Europe and America is {L. terrestris}; many others are known; -- called also {angleworm} and {dewworm}. [1913 Webster] 2. A mean, sordid person; a niggard. --Norris. [1913 Webster]

Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) is a fictional character, a comic book superhero in the Marvel Universe. He has been associated with both the X-Men and Excalibur, originally appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics.

nightcrawler n : terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers [syn: {earthworm}, {angleworm}, {fishworm}, {fishing worm}, {wiggler}, {nightwalker}, {crawler}, {dew worm}, {red worm}]

nightcrawler \nightcrawler\ n. A terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; an earthworm. It often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet, and is used as bait by anglers. The term is used mostly in the northern and western U. S. Syn: earthworm, angleworm, fishworm, fishing worm, wiggler, nightwalker, dew worm, red worm. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • earthworm: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • earthworm: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • nightcrawler: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • nightcrawler: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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