from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The apple-maggot (larva of Trypeta pomonella): so called because it has spread along the lines of the railroads.
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The railroad-worm, a small white maggot which eats a small path in all directions through the ripening fruit, cannot be reached by spraying, as he starts life inside the fruit; but where good clean tillage is practiced and no fallen fruit is left to lie and decay under the trees, he is not apt to give much trouble.
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