vermicular work


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vermiculated \Ver*mic"u*la`ted\, a.
   Made or marked with irregular wavy lines or impressions;
   vermiculate.
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   Vermiculated work, or Vermicular work (Arch.), rustic
      work so wrought as to have the appearance of convoluted
      worms, or of having been eaten into by, or covered with
      tracks of, worms. --Gwilt.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vermicular \Ver*mic"u*lar\, a. [L. vermiculus a little worm,
   dim. of vermis a worm: cf. F. vermiculaire. See
   Vermicelli.]
   Of or pertaining to a worm or worms; resembling a worm;
   shaped like a worm; especially, resembling the motion or
   track of a worm; as, the vermicular, or peristaltic, motion
   of the intestines. See Peristaltic. "A twisted form
   vermicular." --Cowper.
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   Vermicular work. See under Vermiculated.
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