Pronunciation: (mezh'ur-ing-wûrm"), [key]
the larva of any geometrid moth, which progresses by bringing the rear end of the body forward and then advancing the front end. Also,meas'uring worm".Also called inchworm, looper, spanworm.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

measuring spoonmeat and potatoes

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