n. To wind rope, yarn, or other material, spirally round,
between the strands of, as a cable; to wind with spun yarn, as a small
n. Any small creeping animal or reptile, either entirely without
feet, or with very short ones, including a great variety of animals;
as, an earthworm; the blindworm.
n. To cut the worm, or lytta, from under the tongue of, as a
dog, for the purpose of checking a disposition to gnaw. The operation
was formerly supposed to guard against canine madness.
n. A creeping or a crawling animal of any kind or size, as a
serpent, caterpillar, snail, or the like.
v. t. To clean by means of a worm; to draw a wad or cartridge
from, as a firearm. See Worm, n. 5 (b).