Subjects: Maritime History.
Shipworms were one of the greatest forces controlling the history of global shipping, regulating the evolution, survival, and routes of wooden ships for thousands of years. The destruction...
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Subjects: History of English.
boring mollusc, esp. ship-worm. XVII. — L. terēdō — Gr. terēdṓn, f. base *ter- of teírein rub hard,
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