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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Marine bivalve that bores into wooden piers and vessels by means of drill-like shells.

Usage examples (20)
  • For both plants and the shipworm, they can take inert, non-active carbon and nitrogen in the air and create building blocks.
  • His boots trod again a damp crackling mast, razorshells, squeaking pebbles, that on the unnumbered pebbles beats, wood sieved by the shipworm, lost
  • A shipworm infestation claimed his ship, Vizcaina, leaving Columbus to struggle through his last expedition to the New World, which ultimately ended with three of his...
  • Hazel-rah, Rick - One of the things Cochrane's father invented was apparently a coal-tar covering for ship's hulls to prevent shipworm, but the Admiralty wouldn't take... for more
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