worm's-eye view


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worm's-eye view

(wûrmz′ī′)
n.
A view from below or from an inferior position.
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worm's′-eye` view′


n.
a perspective seen from below or from a low or inferior position.
[1910–15; on the model of bird's-eye view]
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