Worm"-eat`en (?), a.

1.

Eaten, or eaten into, by a worm or by worms; as, worm-eaten timber.

Concave as a covered goblet, or a worm-eaten nut. Shak.

2.

Worn-out; old; worthless.

[R.]

Sir W. Raleigh.

-- Worm"-eat`en*ness, n. [R.]

Dr. John Smith.

 

© Webster 1913.

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