maltworm, malt-worm (n.) Old form(s): Maltwormes, Mault-Wormes
drinker [of malt-liquor], drunkard, inebriate
1H4 II.i.76[Gadshill to Chamberlain] I am joined with ... none of these mad mustachio purple-hued maltworms
2H4 II.iv.329[Falstaff to Prince Henry, of Bardolph] his face is Lucifer's privy-kitchen, where he doth nothing but roast maltworms
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