from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The shell-like tube formed by many marine worms, especially by those of the genus Serpula.
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The first consists of a platinum spiral worm-tube of about 40 c.c. capacity, immersed also in
And the distilled vinegar, which is commonly sold in the shops, is truly poisonous, as it is generally distilled by means of a pewter or leaden alembic-head or worm-tube, and abounds with lead; which any one may detect by mixing with it a solution of liver of sulphur.