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A predatory marine bristle worm which is frequently used as bait by fishermen.
- ‘But researchers have found that both kinds of photoreceptors grow on a humble animal known as a ragworm, which is believed to have branched off very early in the evolution of bilaterians.’
- ‘When things get tough, the best alternative option to attract the fish is King ragworm or the smell, flash and movement of a properly presented mackerel strip.’
- ‘Lugworm and ragworm are also good, but tend to produce the smaller fish.’
- ‘Stray ragworm wound their excitable way to land, before diving below the sandy surface in fear of their lives.’
- ‘Anglers had a selection of baits with them lugworm, ragworm mackerel, sandeel and peeler crab to catch that winning fish.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.