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Wormed

Definitions

  • "The robin came back with a worm."
    "The robin came back with a worm."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Wormed Penetrated by worms; injured by worms; worm-eaten; as, wormed timber.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

WORMS CATHEDRAL WORMS CATHEDRAL
St. Martin, Worms St. Martin, Worms
THE MEASURING WORM THE MEASURING WORM
UNDER THE SEA BED Marine Worms, Whelk, Pecten or Scallop and Periwinkle UNDER THE SEA BED Marine Worms, Whelk, Pecten or Scallop and Periwinkle
AMERICAN SILK WORM AMERICAN SILK WORM
46. Pickle Worm and its Moth 46. Pickle Worm and its Moth
234. Different Forms of Case Worms 234. Different Forms of Case Worms
Work of Timber Worms in Oak Work of Timber Worms in Oak

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ribbon worms eat themselves if they cant find food
    • wormed Affected by worms; gnawed, bored, or otherwise injured by worms; worm-eaten; wormy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Ribbon worm will start eating itself to avoid starvation
    • Wormed bored by worms: injured by worms
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Quotations

  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “The early bird gets the worm.”
  • Henry Miller
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    “If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.”
  • P. D. James
    P. D. James
    “God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.”
  • Grandma Axiom
    Grandma Axiom
    “A chicken doesn't stop scratching just because worms are scarce.”
  • Herb Shriner
    Herb Shriner
    “All you need to be a fisherman is patience and a worm.”

Idioms

Can of worms - If an action can create serious problems, it is opening a can of worms.
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Early bird catches the worm - The early bird catches the worm means that if you start something early, you stand a better chance of success.
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Opening a can of worms - If you open a can of worms, you do something that will cause a lot of problems and is, on balance, probably going to cause more trouble than it's worth.
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Worm information - If you worm information out of somebody, you persuade them to tell you something they wanted to keep from you.
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Worm's eye view - A worm's eye view of something is the view from below, either physically or socially.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wyrm, dragon, snake, creeping animal; cog. with Goth. waurms, a serpent, Ice. ormr, Ger. wurm; also with L. vermis.

Usage

In literature:

You must not forget the worms.
"Baby Pitcher's Trials" by Mrs. May
Was the death-worm still at her heart?
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
For once, Grandma was powerless to make her feel a frozen worm.
"The Heather-Moon" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Worms and underground insects are his chief food.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
Our visit was about the time of the Balolo worm season.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
The bird's world is a larger and finer world than an earthworm's; the world means more to the bird than to the worm.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
In the hotness the Worm was to-molten.
"The Tale of Beowulf" by Anonymous
We older birds often eat fruit, but really we like worms and bugs better.
"Stories of Birds" by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
The next most important is the boll-worm or ear-worm.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
The only definite symptom of worms is to find the eggs or the worms themselves in the stool.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
It was lucky he was fond of worms and grubs.
"The Tale of Grandfather Mole" by Arthur Scott Bailey
From early morning until night he hunted worms and dug them out of the trees.
"Mother West Wind "How" Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
A fourth cause of loss arises from the worm of the still.
"The Art of Making Whiskey" by Anthony Boucherie
I felt an earth-worm writhe away.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
Benda's mother was not in the city; she was living with relatives in Worms, but had kept her apartment at Herr Carovius's.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Both zoology and the appearance of the embryo point to a worm-like animal as the next stage.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
Dropping to his knees, he wormed his way beneath the tree, and through to the opposite side.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
Hand pick the worms from the plants after they are set out, for the first one or two hoeings, or until the worms become very numerous.
"The Cauliflower" by A. A. Crozier
Even in this initial stage, the word "worm" is out of place.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
She was very fond of him, for he caught worms for her.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
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In poetry:

And after, when the day was gone,
And the hushed, silver night came on,
He showed us where the glow-worm shone;—
We stooped to see.
"To E." by Amy Levy
This worm now needs must in them live,
For sin will still be there,
And guilt, for God will not forgive,
Nor Christ their burden bear.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
At length arose the fatal morn
Decreed to seal sad Julia's doom,
And make the worm of hopeless love
Feed on her beauty's opening bloom.
"Julia, or the Convent of St. Claire" by Amelia Opie
Under the Mountain dark and tall,
The King has come unto his hall!
His foe is dead, the Worm of Dread,
And ever so his foes shall fall!
"Over The Misty Mountains Cold" by J R R Tolkien
The king has come unto his hall
Under the Mountain dark and tall.
The Worm of Dread is slain and dead,
And ever so our foes shall fall!
"Over The Misty Mountains Cold" by J R R Tolkien
While wretched we, like worms and moles,
Lie grov'lling in the dust below:
Almighty grace, renew our souls,
And we'll aspire to glory too.
"Hymn 57" by Isaac Watts

In news:

An ear worm for your brain.
Do you know what an ear worm is.
Here's how to avoid the heartbreak of worms and other dilemmas.
When was the incident of the worms in the Capri Sun drinks.
A few months back, I wormed my way into a Ghosty recording session at Westend and got to hear some tracks from the band's upcoming album.
They don't always order off the regular menu, including a robin that dunks his worms in jelly.
High school senior Mimi Yen spends a lot of time thinking about worm sex.
Ism I Think I Love You A Diet for the Worms Raw Power Recs and Mgmt 3:44 AM.
Woolly worms at Saturday's festival in Lewisburg predicted temperatures cold enough for outdoor ice skating by late December, followed by two major snowstorms, said a festival judge who analyzed the caterpillars.
The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA. Woolly worms at Saturday's festival in Lewisburg predicted temperatures cold enough for outdoor ice skating by late December, followed by two major snowstorms, said a festival judge who analyzed the caterpillars.
The worm in my fingers struggles for life as I set it onto my hook.
How That Cute Li'l Speeder Helped Open Up A Can(yon) Of Worms – August 19, 2010.
Why study the sex lives of worms.
Working from what he calls the “Worm Studio,”.
Worm Inspires Medical Adhesive .
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In science:

Level, Alet, Rottler and Maggs recently introduced a cluster move to update the electric fields more efficiently based on a worm algorithm developed by Alet and Sørensen .
Fast Fourier Transform Simulation Techniques for Coulomb Gases
Nevertheless, field configurations that differ by a single worm update are still substantially correlated with each other.
Fast Fourier Transform Simulation Techniques for Coulomb Gases
As we shall see below, this computational effort compares favorably with competitive methods, such as local heat-bath or worm type update algorithms.
Fast Fourier Transform Simulation Techniques for Coulomb Gases
For the worm method, 5 worms are created for each Monte Carlo sweep.
Fast Fourier Transform Simulation Techniques for Coulomb Gases
The maximum ghost charge used in the worm method was set to 0.3, which was determined experimentally to be the value that minimized the autocorrelation times of our observables.
Fast Fourier Transform Simulation Techniques for Coulomb Gases
The two circles mark a discontinuity in the world lines and correspond to the worm operators.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
Graphical representation of how a worm pair is inserted or removed, signaling a transition between the partition function sector and the Green function sector.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
For inserting the worm, an arbitrary site and arbitrary imaginary time are chosen.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
The occupation between the worm ends can in general be either higher or lower than the occupation outside.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
The worm algorithm has completely solved those ergodicity problems .
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
When going from configuration (a) to configuration (b) or (c), we assume that the worm is moving to right (that is to greater imaginary times) and a kink is inserted to one of the neighbouring sites.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
For the reverse updates, when being in configuration (b) and moving to the left, the worm has the possibility of (a) removing the kink, (b) staying in the present configuration but changing its direction of propagation, (c) relinking the kink and changing the direction of propagation.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
Worms also have the ability to insert and remove hopping elements (kinks), as shown in Fig. 3.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
Bose-Einstein condensate or quasi long-range order with correlation functions decaying as a power-law) the worms will preferentially be far away from each other in configuration space, i.e., we are efficient in describing the physics of those phases.
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
ETot is the total energy difference between a configuration with and without the worm w present.
Cluster Monte Carlo Algorithm for the Quantum Rotor Model
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