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bookworm


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bookworm  \Book"worm`\,  n. 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  larva  of  a  beetle  or  moth,  which  is 
  injurious  to  books.  Many  species  are  known 
 
  2.  A  student  closely  attached  to  books  or  addicted  to  study; 
  a  reader  without  appreciation. 
 
  I  wanted  but  a  black  gown  and  a  salary  to  be  as  mere 
  a  bookworm  as  any  there  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bookworm 
  n  1:  a  person  who  pays  more  attention  to  formal  rules  and  book 
  learning  than  they  merit  [syn:  {pedant},  {scholastic}] 
  2:  someone  who  spends  a  great  deal  of  time  reading 




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