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wormhole

1. a hole made by a worm in timber, plants, etc.
2. Physics a tunnel in the geometry of space--time postulated to connect different parts of the universe

wormhole

(werm -hohl) A theoretical object bridging two regions of spacetime. See also white hole.

wormhole, bore hole

A hole or tunnel of any size in wood caused by worms.

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Much of the wood that I use already has worm holes in it because I let the logs sit awhile outside before I mill them into lumber (sometimes even on purpose), so I have a head start, but there will still often be spots without bug holes where the wood needs a little extra love.
Defect/Board # 1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 Mineral streak x Fleck x Coloration x x x Sound knot Pin knot x Black knot Bark pocket Curl White speck x Decay Blue stain x Worm hole x x Cluster of worm holes x Wane x x Split x Shake Through shake x Hit and miss x Mechanical burn x Defect/Board #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 Mineral streak x Fleck x x x x Coloration Sound knot x Pin knot Black knot x Bark pocket x x Curl x x White speck Decay x Blue stain Worm hole x Cluster of worm holes Wane x Split x x Shake x Through shake Hit and miss Mechanical burn Table 3.
Pick off and destroy fruits with visible worm holes or damaged areas.
Characteristics inherent in Rustic Cherry giving it a charming appeal include open and closed knots of all sizes, mineral stains and streaks, burls, blemishes and naturally occurring worm tracking and worm holes.
In addition to "standard" maple, Wellborn offers "character' maple," a look that has unique characteristics brought out by randomly occurring, variously sized knots, pin holes, worm holes and tracks, gum and bark pockets, sugar tracks, heartwood and mineral streaks.
Among the scientists are an American, Kip Thorne, who in 1985 proposed that time travel might be possible through worm holes, and Igor Novikov, a Russian who in 1979 showed that a traveler to the past could not alter it.
My love affair with the internet grows daily as I find all kind of odd worm holes where the utterly unexpected and bizarre can be found.
And yet he manages to make a clear, cohesive and credible argument that our universe does not stand alone and there are other worlds and universes to explore, possibly connected by worm holes and black holes - and maybe even populated.
Character-marked cuttings can be defined as cuttings that may contain some minor defects on the exposed face, including stain, burls, pin knots, small bird pecks, and pin worm holes (Araman 1979).
Unfortunately, I found that the ones with the worm holes were so chewed up they weren't worth working with, and even the "good" ones were still bitter after several changes of water.
Look for structural damage like wood rot, worm holes, broken pieces or loose joints before trying to correct dents and scratches and other surface defects.
Kemper has also seen worms create so many worm holes in a furrow during irrigation that water ceased to reach the lower end of the field.