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an irritating or obnoxious person

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any of various small animals or insects that are pests

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You're afraid of spiders, and I of these vermin. Most likely you've not made a study of spiders and don't know their character; and so it is with me."
This Civita Vecchia is the finest nest of dirt, vermin and ignorance we have found yet, except that African perdition they call Tangier, which is just like it.
On Sundays the churches were open--but where was there a church in which an ill-smelling workingman, with vermin crawling upon his neck, could sit without seeing people edge away and look annoyed?
"It has been touch and go for our lives," said Lord John, gravely, "and I could not think of a more rotten sort of death than to be outed by such filthy vermin. I was sorry to fire my rifle, but, by Jove!
Thus, there seems to be little doubt that the stock of partridges, grouse, and hares on any large estate depends chiefly on the destruction of vermin. If not one head of game were shot during the next twenty years in England, and, at the same time, if no vermin were destroyed, there would, in all probability, be less game than at present, although hundreds of thousands of game animals are now annually killed.
Only, my brethren, see that ye scare the dogs away from him, the idle skulkers, and all the swarming vermin:--
--All the swarming vermin of the "cultured," that--feast on the sweat of every hero!--
You vermin! Do you mean to tell me that blood of my race has suffered a blow and crawled to a court of law about it?
"Truly, you did well," said the Marquis, felicitously sensible that such vermin were not to ruffle him, "to see a thief accompanying my carriage, and not open that great mouth of yours.
And according to that the gentleman has good reason to say he would rather be a labouring man than a king, if vermin are to eat him."
In February this year, monkeys were declared vermin by the government in 91 places across the state, the state's Forest Minister Govind Thakur had said.
It is mainly humans who create the rubbish etc, which encourages rats and pigeons, plus the fact that pigeons should not be fed bread as it is harmful to them and their digestion, and that includes ducks and swans, and I would not call the latter vermin.
Roisin Close, 27, lives in one of 12 houses in West Belfast overrun by vermin for the past year.
Boston, MA, April 09, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Perennial presidential candidate and performance artist Vermin Supreme runs for President of the United States during the 2016 election in the new frenetic trailer for Rod Webber's "This is Vermin Supreme." Rod Webber (The War of North Dakota; Flowers for Peace) plays both participant and spectator to the political divide in America.