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hookworm
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
bloodsucking parasite that has hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of humans or other mammals; generally entering the body through the foot or other skin
  • People caught hookworms going barefooted in barnyards and hog wallows.
    p. 25.4
hookworms = bloodsucking parasites
  • Walter Cunningham's face told everybody in the first grade he had hookworms.
    p. 25.4
hookworms = bloodsucking parasites
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