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night crawler

noun, Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S.
an earthworm.
Origin of night crawler
1920-25, Americanism
Regional variation note Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Then somebody would probably catch it on a night crawler.
  • Tip the lure with bait such as a meal worm or night crawler.
  • Also try fishing with a night crawler off the bottom or with a bobber.
  • For the lunkers, try large crank baits in the shallows or along the shoreline, or bounce a night crawler rig slowly on the bottom.

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