Brandling



a small, reddish-brown earthworm, Eisenia foetida, having yellow markings, found chiefly in manure piles and used as bait.
Historical Examples

Camps, Quarters and Casual Places Archibald Forbes
Camps, Quarters and Casual Places Archibald Forbes
Three Hundred Things a Bright Boy Can Do Anonymous
The Life of George Stephenson and of his Son Robert Stephenson Samuel Smiles
Lives of the Engineers Samuel Smiles
The Life of George Stephenson and of his Son Robert Stephenson Samuel Smiles
Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
Lives of the Engineers Samuel Smiles

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a small red earthworm, Eisenia foetida (or Helodrilus foetidus), found in manure and used as bait by anglers

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