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 Worms,Worse than a Crime. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wormwood.
 
The tradition is that this plant sprang up in the track of the serpent as it writhed along the ground when driven out of Paradise.   1
 


 Worms,Worse than a Crime. 

 
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