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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Angleworm  \An"gle*worm`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  earthworm  of  the  genus  {Lumbricus},  frequently  used  by 
  anglers  for  bait.  See  {Earthworm}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  2.  A  mean  sordid  person;  a  niggard.  --Norris. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  angleworm 
  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},  {fishworm},  {fishing 
  worm},  {wiggler},  {nightwalker},  {nightcrawler},  {dew 
  worm},  {red  worm}] 




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