worm-eaten

ADJECTIVE
  1. infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms
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How To Use worm-eaten In A Sentence

  • Fourteen-centimetre shells sit on the sea floor nearby, in what is left of the worm-eaten wooden boxes that once held them.
  • The old stone walls are, however, left visible at both ends, while the warped, worm-eaten roof trusses are on full view.
  • The earth by the Kramer monument burst asunder, and a bony, decomposing arm, covered with tatters of moldy, worm-eaten cloth, reached out of the ground.
  • What wild beast, or what leering, shaggy soul; or what soul, crushed, like a rotten, worm-eaten mushroom, or heart resembling a begnawed dry bone? A White Heart
  • The nut looked as if it were filled with tobacco or black rich earth; it was what we call hollow, or worm-eaten. What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales
  • Imposing at 75 inches on a side and 7 inches deep, the painting, like eight others shown here, has holes drilled in its edges, like worm-eaten driftwood.
  • This amygdaloid with analami and mesotype contains crystals, which the water gradually dissolves, leaving the rock with a worm-eaten appearance. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa
  • It is probable she had had several new garments since she related to Helen the history of the worm-eaten traveler, but they were all of the same gray color, relieved by the black silk neckerchief and white tamboured muslin cap -- and under the cap there was the same opaque fold of white paper, carefully placed on the top of the head. Helen and Arthur or, Miss Thusa's Spinning Wheel
  • They fish a worm-eaten corpse out of the river while swimming.
  • Once on a time there was a lad who was walking along a road cracking nuts, so he found one that was worm-eaten, and just at that very moment he met the Deil.
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