night crawler


Definition of night crawler

: earthworm especially : a large earthworm found on the soil surface at night and used for fish bait

Examples of night crawler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The look these days is a hybrid between Miami Vice and New York night crawler, with silky shirts (often unbuttoned half way), baggy pants, and piled-on man jewelry. Vogue, "Jennifer Lopez Is on Board With the Sleazy-Chic Trend," 13 Oct. 2019 The characters, night crawlers, really, are observed surreptitiously advancing to an unknown destination, their motivation unclear. Vogue, "If You Loved The OA, You'll Love Vince's New Film for Spring ’19," 5 Feb. 2019 Try near shallow, main lake points using crank baits, rattle traps, night crawlers on a bottom bouncer, and Flicker Shad crank baits in 10 feet or less. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Catfish action picking up in Kansas, Missouri lakes," 11 July 2018 For that reason alone, Zenna with its affordable, small plates menu should be able to pay the rent by feeding the area night crawlers after last call at the local bars. Courtney Dabney, star-telegram, "Fort Worth’s first Zenna knows its Thai and Japanese niche | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 May 2018 A few of the other standout classes include a vet camp, which allows 10- and 11-year-olds to use medical tools such as microscopes and dissection equipment, and the night crawlers camp, which is an overnight zoo camp. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee County Zoo brings back dinosaur summer camps to celebrate returning Jurassic exhibit," 26 Mar. 2018 Drifting night crawlers has been good in main channel, along with sculpin/ginger marabou jigs. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star Tyler Mahoney,, kansascity, "Fishing report: Things have been slow because of weather | The Kansas City Star," 11 Apr. 2018 Drifting minnows or night crawlers from Fall to Short Creek and around Monkey Island has produced some nice rainbows. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Uneven weather makes for mixed results on the water | The Kansas City Star," 28 Mar. 2018 Use a two-hook rig, Power Nuggets (or mice trails) on one hook, night crawler on the other. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Lake Chabot’s magic coronation of spring," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of night crawler

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Night crawler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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night crawl·​er | \ ˈnīt-ˌkrȯ-lər \

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