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[[File:Kevin Ward - Worm's Stench.jpg|thumb|[[Kevin Ward]] - ''Worm's Stench'']]
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'''Worms''' was a name for the race of [[Dragons]], and especially those wingless kinds (such as [[Glaurung]] himself) who crawled on the ground.
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==Other names==
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In [[Gnomish]], one of [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s early conceptions of an [[Elvish|Elven]] language, "worm" is ''gwem''.<ref>{{PE|11}}, p. 45</ref>
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==Inspiration==
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''Worm'' is an actual old word for dragon,<ref>{{HM|OFS}}, p. 108</ref> derived from [[Old English]] ''[[wikipedia:European dragon|wyrm]]'', [[Old Norse]] ''ormr'' ("[[serpents|serpent]]").
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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'''2007: ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online]]'':'''
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:Worms are one of the various breeds of Dragon-kind. The term is used exclusively for wingless dragons, to differentiate them from the winged Drakes.
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