The term worm refers to an obsolete taxon used by Carolus Linnaeus and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck for all non-arthropod invertebrate animals, and stems from the Old English word wyrm. Currently it is used to describe many different distantly related animals that typically have a long cylindrical tube-like body and no legs. Most animals called "worms" are invertebrates, but the term is also used for the amphibian caecilians and the slow worm Anguis, a legless burrowing lizard. Invertebrate animals commonly called "worms" include annelids, nematodes, platyhelminthes, marine polychaete worms, marine nemertean worms, marine ...

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WORM is a Rotterdam based non-profit foundation and a multi-media alternative cultural centre focused on experimental, new media art, avant-garde and underground art, primarily music and movies. WORM is funded by the Triodos Bank and part of the culture nota 2009-2012 from the Dutch government. The foundation has received the Pendrecth Culture Price and it's venue is part of the Rotterdam culture plan.

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  1. A generally tubular invertebrate of the annelid phylum.
  2. A contemptible or devious being.
  3. A self-replicating program that propagates through a network.
  4. A graphical representation of the total runs scored in an innings.
  5. Anything helical, especially the thread of a screw.
    1. A spiral instrument or screw, often like a double corkscrew, used for drawing balls from firearms.
    2. A muscular band in the tongue of some animals, such as dogs; the lytta.
    3. The condensing tube of a still, often curved and wound to save space.
    4. A short revolving screw whose threads drive, or are driven by, a worm wheel by gearing into its teeth or cogs.
  6. A dragon or mythological serpent.
  7. Any creeping or crawling animal, such as a snake, snail, or caterpillar.
  8. An internal tormentor; something that gnaws or afflicts one's mind with remorse.
    Richard III,
  9. A strip of linked tiles sharing parallel edges in a tiling.


  1. To make (one's way) with a crawling motion.
    We wormed our way through the underbrush.
  2. To work one's way by artful or devious means.
  3. To work (one's way or oneself) (into) gradually or slowly; to insinuate.
    He wormed his way into the organization
  4. To effect, remove, drive, draw, or the like, by slow and secret means; often followed by out.
  5. To obtain information from someone through artful or devious means (usually used with out of)
  6. To fill in the contlines of a rope before parcelling and serving.
    Worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way.
  7. To deworm an animal.
  8. To move with one's body dragging the ground.
  9. To cut the worm, or lytta, from under the tongue of (a dog, etc.) for the purpose of checking a disposition to gnaw, and formerly supposed to guard against canine madness.
  10. To clean by means of a worm; to draw a wad or cartridge from, as a firearm.

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