Definition of Spanworms

1. spanworm [n] - See also: spanworm



Lexicographical Neighbors of Spanworms

spanner barb
spanner barbs
spannerless
spanners
spanning
spannings
spanokopita
spanokopitas
spanophilia
spans
spansule
spansules
spanwise
spanworm
spanworms (current term)
spar
spar buoy
sparable
sparables
sparada
sparadrap
sparagmos
sparapet
sparaxis
sparble
spard
spare
spare-time activity
spare ball

Literary usage of Spanworms

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Protection of Woodlands Against Dangers Arising from Organic and by G. Kauschinger (1893)
"The spanworms or caterpillars have the power of spinning themselves down to the ground on gossamer threads, and often let themselves down to the ground in ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"... loopers, measuring worms, or spanworms. The family name ('ground-measurer') refers to the peculiar method of locomotion of these caterpillars. ..."

3. Michigan Bird Life: A List of All the Bird Species Known to Occur in the by Walter Bradford Barrows (1912)
"Probably they consume more spanworms and leaf-rollers than any other group of birds, but they are not slow to avail themselves of any unusual supply of ..."

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