Bombyx mori

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Bombyx mori

[′bäm‚biks ′mȯr·ē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The species name of the commercial silkworm.
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Lawson's argument was not mere opinion or conjecture; it was the result of her own experimentation: "I have tried the rearing of silk-worms on a small scale, and am convinced that profit and success would attend perseverance and economy.
The personnel of Oberon's chapel likewise seem ludicrous: the officiating clergyman is a "little-Puppet-Priest" who "squeaks" at the congregation (91, 39-40) and who, instead of a bishop's mitre, wears "the Silk-worms shed / (Like a Turks Turbant on his head)" (93, 137-38).
The exportation of silk-worms, eggs, even mulberry seeds or seedlings, and especially any information regarding the `secret technology' of processing, was punishable by death (Leggett 1949: 75).