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Tapeworms spread through the eating of undercooked, infected meat.
  long ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates
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  • Tapeworms spread through the eating of undercooked, infected meat.
  • "I’m always hungry," I said, "because I got a tapeworm."
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • Hauling a bladder cyst about the size of a golfball out of the caribou’s liver, I explained that this was the inactive form of a tapeworm, and that, if eaten by a carnivore, it would eventually develop into several segmented creatures about thirty feet in length, coiled neatly in the new host’s intestines.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • He covered everything from toothpaste to tapeworms and somehow made it all fit together.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl

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  • In pain, half starved, with a tapeworm and an eye infection, he collapsed on the road to town and was taken to the infirmary by a kindly widow.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • At least I don’t look like a tapeworm, or, Has it ever occurred to you that you’re allergic to life?
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Or a tapeworm.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Among the rest was a dried tapeworm.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Did anyone ever use tapeworms?
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • The password’s still ’tapeworm’!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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  • He had done parasitic research all over the world; his work had led to the discovery of the Brazilian tapeworm, Taenia renzi, which he had characterized in a paper in 1953.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • In it was the egg of a tapeworm.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • If you want an analogy, just think of a tapeworm virus… one of the old kind… that’s chewing up the data in your comlog… backward from the last entry.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Tereza took pleasure in their antics and could not help thinking (it is an idea that kept coming back to her during her two years in the country) that man is as much a parasite on the cow as the tapeworm is on man: We have sucked their udders like leeches.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • At SIS-C slaughterhouses, visibly diseased animals cattle infected with measles and tapeworms, covered with abscesses were being slaughtered.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • You told me that the Essenes thought that tapeworms were demons.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Even the minister with the waistcoat and fob watch would, when he was ill, throw a nettala over his coat, cram eucalyptus leaf up his nose, take an extra dose of kosso for tapeworm, and then hurry over to be seen.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He was fond of inviting them to tea; and, though vowing they never got a look in with him at the cakes and muffins, for it was the fashion to believe that his corpulence pointed to a voracious appetite, and his voracious appetite to tapeworms, they accepted his invitations with real pleasure.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • His appetite was appalling, and he told me so many times to stop pestering him I consulted Atticus: "Reckon he’s got a tapeworm?
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • As for Tapeworm, the Charge d’Affaires, he rose up in his box and bowed and simpered, as if he would represent the whole empire.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • You’re here too, Gogochka, Goosey-Goosey-Gander" (this to a distant relative of the Gromekos’, an enthusiastic admirer of all rising talents, known as Goosey because of his idiot laugh and as the Tapeworm on account of his lankiness).
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • So to them there was no difference between infection with a parasite, like tapeworm, and demonic possession.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • They even had their own version of the Gospels in which Jesus healed possessed people, not with miracles, but by driving parasites, such as tapeworm, out of their body.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • A tapeworm ?
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • Helenda has seen to it that I have been so fitted: biomonitors, sensory extenders, and internal comlog, neural shunts, kickers, metacortex processors, blood chips, RNA tapeworms… my mother wouldn’t have recognized my insides.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I saw it in the steel bridges stretching out over water; I saw it in the freeways looping over one another like tangled tapeworms.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Or how about a tapeworm?
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • "Look at that infernal sly-boots of a Tapeworm," Fipps whispered, examining his chief from the stalls.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Neither Tapeworm nor Macabau ever sent home a dispatch to his government without a most savage series of attacks upon his rival.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Tapeworm, the Charge d’Affaires, who had abused her so cruelly, came to dine with Jos, and then came every day to pay his respects to Becky.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The Secretary of his Chancery was little Grignac, a young fellow, as malicious as Satan, and who made caricatures of Tapeworm in all the-albums of the place.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Tapeworm had just walked off, enveloped in his cloak, with which his gigantic chasseur was always in attendance, and looking as much as possible like Don Juan.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Lord Tapeworm inherited no little portion of the family gallantry, and it was his happy belief that almost every woman upon whom he himself cast friendly eyes was in love with him.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • "He is covered with ribbons like a prize cart-horse," Tapeworm said, who was not allowed by the rules of his service to take any decorations: "Let him have the cordons; but with whom is the victory?"
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • William, in a state of great indignation, though still unaware of all the treason that was in store for him, walked about the town wildly until he fell upon the Secretary of Legation, Tapeworm, who invited him to dinner.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • According to Dr. Neal D. Bernard, who heads the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, chicken manure may contain dangerous bacteria such as Salmonella and Campylobacter, parasites such as tapeworms and Giardia lamblia, antibiotic residues, arsenic, and heavy metals.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • When Tapeworm’s doctor came, Doctor von Glauber, Body Physician to H.S.H. the Duke, he speedily convinced Jos that the Pumpernickel mineral springs and the Doctor’s particular treatment would infallibly restore the Bengalee to youth and slimness.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Tapeworm must have met with Colonel Dobbin at the house of the Colonel’s Colonel, the Marshal, for he recognized him on this night at the theatre, and with the utmost condescension, his Majesty’s minister came over from his own box and publicly shook hands with his new-found friend.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • CHAPTER LXIII In Which We Meet an Old Acquaintance Such polite behaviour as that of Lord Tapeworm did not fail to have the most favourable effect upon Mr. Sedley’s mind, and the very next morning, at breakfast, he pronounced his opinion that Pumpernickel was the pleasantest little place of any which he had visited on their tour.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Jos’s motives and artifices were not very difficult of comprehension, and Dobbin laughed in his sleeve, like a hypocrite as he was, when he found, by the knowing air of the civilian and the offhand manner in which the latter talked about Tapeworm Castle and the other members of the family, that Jos had been up already in the morning, consulting his travelling Peerage.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • At the French Chancellerie they had six more lampions in their illumination than ours had; but our transparency, which represented the young Couple advancing and Discord flying away, with the most ludicrous likeness to the French Ambassador, beat the French picture hollow; and I have no doubt got Tapeworm the advancement and the Cross of the Bath which he subsequently attained.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Tapeworm was nephew and heir of old Marshal Tiptoff, who has been introduced in this story as General Tiptoff, just before Waterloo, who was Colonel of the —th regiment in which Major Dobbin served, and who died in this year full of honours, and of an aspic of plovers’ eggs; when the regiment was graciously given by his Majesty to Colonel Sir Michael O’Dowd, K.C.B. who had commanded it in many glorious fields.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • When Dobbin said that Mrs. Osborne and Mr. Sedley had taken her into their house, Tapeworm burst into a peal of laughter which shocked the Major, and asked if they had not better send into the prison and take in one or two of the gentlemen in shaved heads and yellow jackets who swept the streets of Pumpernickel, chained in pairs, to board and lodge, and act as tutor to that little scapegrace Georgy.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • I could hear the black threats of the hulking security phages; I could smell death on the breath of the counterthrust tapeworm viruses even through the ice screens; I could feel the weight of the AIs" wrath above us-we were insects under elephants" feet-and we hadn’t even done anything yet except travel approved dataways on a logged-in access errand BB had dreamed up, some homework stuff for his Flow Control Records and Statistics job.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • As they were discussing that meal, he took occasion to ask the Secretary whether he knew anything about a certain Mrs. Rawdon Crawley, who had, he believed, made some noise in London; and then Tapeworm, who of course knew all the London gossip, and was besides a relative of Lady Gaunt, poured out into the astonished Major’s ears such a history about Becky and her husband as astonished the querist, and supplied all the points of this narrative, for it was at that very table years ago…
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Tapeworm, so long as he could have an opportunity of admiring the bright eyes of Mrs. Osborne (whose freshness of complexion bore daylight remarkably well) was not ill pleased to accept any invitation to stay in Mr. Sedley’s lodgings; he put one or two dexterous questions to him about India and the dancing-girls there; asked Amelia about that beautiful boy who had been with her; and complimented the astonished little woman upon the prodigious sensation which she had made in the house;…
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • On their side they would say, "M. de Tapeworm continues his system of stupid insular arrogance and vulgar falsehood against the greatest nation in the world.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
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