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sandworm

[sand-wurm] /ˈsændˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
any of several marine worms that live in sand.
2.
Origin of sandworm
1770-1780
1770-80; sand + worm
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  • Amut Ben Butler carefully flicked a sandworm off his silver and black girdle.

    The Shriek Charles Somerville
  • Using as light a sinker as possible, with clam or sandworm bait, the angler may be assured of success.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
British Dictionary definitions for sandworm

sandworm

/ˈsændˌwɜːm/
noun
1.
any of various polychaete worms that live in burrows on sandy shores, esp the lugworm
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