woodworm

[ UK /wˈʊdwɜːm/ ]
NOUN
  1. a larva of a woodborer
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How To Use woodworm In A Sentence

  • Inspect the roof - looking at lead flashing joints in the valley between roof slopes - guttering, windows and door frames, and be vigilant for signs of damp, rot or woodworm.
  • The floors and doors on the main floor are of solid mahogany, which is impervious to tropical woodworms and termites.
  • The tree, in the car park of St John the Baptist Church, was ‘badly scarred’ by the incident and a tree specialist told Millward that it will probably suffer from woodworm and rot.
  • Woodworms are still the one danger to the survival of letters on their journey out of the jungle; they have to be protected from them by being placed in a plastic bag.
  • Acclaim for the film of Sir Hector's last expedition was gradually wheedling stray young men like sated woodworms, into the light of potential dangers.
  • They own helicopters and submarines and they can afford to spread the woodworm of corruption through poor countries, right to the top. Johann Hari: Obama Must End the War on Drugs -- or Mexico and Afghanistan Will Collapse
  • The presence of sap will attract woodworm, which love its sweetness, so you must cut your hazel while the sap is sunk for the winter. Wildwood
  • The current gang of squatters are not happy we have moved in - the woodworm, some hairy spiders, 20 years of cobwebs and a family of field mice.
  • Although the articles we created from plywood have long since disintegrated through woodworm and decay, memories of our early lives and our innocent preoccupation remain constant.
  • Held in a prison cell, he called for the guards and got out seconds before the roof fell in - the story goes that the woodworms had ‘told’ him they were chewing through the beam.
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