The last slowworm I saw was caught by my sons on a Welsh path like this one. From Wordnik.com. [A Year on the Wing] Reference
Less than two weeks ago the slowworm resident of my log pile kicked the bucket and I threw it behind the compost heap. From Wordnik.com. [Where do the old questions about dead birds go?] Reference
The last stretch is a sun trap, and an eight-inch slowworm basks so that I can stroke the dark thin penciled line that runs the length of its malted brown back. From Wordnik.com. [A Year on the Wing] Reference
When we returned to our Burren I began repeating the "work" for our native lizards, the common lizard, Lacerta vivipara and the legless lizard, the slowworm Anguis fragilis (although the latter was probably introduced into the Burren as they are not native to Ireland). From Wordnik.com. [Country diary: The Burren, Ireland] Reference
We have a few that aren't poisonous - like the slowworm, which to me just sounds cute. From Wordnik.com. [The Pioneer Woman - Full RSS Feed] Reference
They are wrong; and they must be told that they are wrong, and scolded if they kill a slowworm. From Wordnik.com. [Madam How and Lady Why] Reference
Since then a large silvery slowworm was killed just there -- a great pity, for they are perfectly harmless. From Wordnik.com. [Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies] Reference
A silvery creature like a slowworm came crawling out from among them, slowly crossed the clay floor, and crept into the fire. From Wordnik.com. [Lilith, a romance] Reference
The warmth of the sun, although we could not feel it, must have penetrated into the earth some time since, for a slowworm came forth on a mound for the first time on. From Wordnik.com. [Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies] Reference
A snake or an adder would have begun to move away the moment any one stopped to look at it; but the slowworm takes no notice, and hence it is often said to be blind. From Wordnik.com. [Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies] Reference
They omit innumerable things which have not been found useful or noxious, or have been inconspicuous, or have not happened to occur in the region inhabited by those who speak a particular language; and even things recognised and named may have been very superficially examined, and therefore wrongly classed, as when a whale or porpoise is called a fish, or a slowworm is confounded with snakes. From Wordnik.com. [Logic Deductive and Inductive] Reference
"I cannot think," said Maud, Ethel's sister, "what that girl finds to interest her in all those horrid creatures -- beetles and toads, and even snakes, when she can get one; the other day I saw her handling a slowworm as if it were a charming domestic pet. From Wordnik.com. [Fifty-Two Stories For Girls] Reference
No snake or slowworm bite thee. From Wordnik.com. [Two Little Travellers A Story for Girls] Reference
"Don't mind that, sir; it's only a slowworm. From Wordnik.com. [The Sign of Four] Reference
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