Definition of "angleworm" [an•gle•worm]

  • A worm, such as an earthworm, that is used as bait in fishing. (noun)

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Use "angleworm" in a sentence
  • ""(James) Garfield has shown that he is not possessed of the backbone of an angleworm," said Ulysses S."
  • "Joe climbed in, sat with his thighs stretched wide, knees over the rests, heels braced-not too comfortable as he was not angleworm-limber the way she was."
  • "Now when the sick man is told by his own physician to discard angleworm poultices, and herbs plucked in the dark of the moon, on which he had formerly relied, it is any wonder that he has ended by being suspicious also of calomel and ipecac, with which they were formerly classed?"