The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Slow-Worm

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Edition of 1920. See also Anguis on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

SLOW-WORM, or BLIND-WORM, a limbless, snake-like lizard (Angius fragilis) of Europe which creeps about beneath dead leaves, in rotting logs, etc., in search of insects. It is 15 to 20 inches in length, smoothly scaly, brown striped and perfectly harmless.