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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

HAG-WORM, n.comb. The hag-fish, Myxine glutinosa.Bwk. 1832 Proc. Bwk. Nat. Club (1885) 7:
The hag-worm, so remarkable for the peculiarities of its structure, is, according to the testimony of our fishermen, rather common on the coast of Berwickshire.

[From hag, evil spirit, witch.]

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