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worm
 n.— «“Everyone thinks they’re going to go to college, but we’re all back in the oil fields doing what our dads did,” says one rookie, called a “worm” in roughneck parlance. “I was going to do big things and, well, here I am.”» —“Pumping up the drama among oil field workers” by Emma Brown Boston Globe June 18, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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