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- n. Archaic form of centipede.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular name of an articulated arthropod animal of the class Myriapoda and order Chilopoda: so called from having many legs (indefinitely called a hundred), there being a pair to each segment or somite of the body.
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Its colour is a darker brown than that of the centiped, and it has
Millers attention was first attracted to this army of ants by noticing a big centiped, nine or ten inches long, trying to flee before them.
However, no one had yet been bitten by a venomous serpent, a scorpion, or a centiped, although we had killed all of the three within camp limits.
But at the foot of one steep cliff there was a narrow, bowlder-covered slope where it was possible to sling hammocks and cook; and a slanting spot was found for my cot, which had sagged until by this time it looked like a broken-backed centiped.
The sweat ran down his face in little streams a the prickly heat began to move across his skin, like a fiery-footed centiped beneath his undershirt, but he noticed, neither.
Keeling Cocos Islands, and another at Rodriguez, along with a centiped stowed away in the hold; but one of them I drove out of the ship, and the other I caught.
As for the centiped, I was not aware of its presence till the wretched insect, all feet and venom, beginning, like the rat, at my head, wakened me by a sharp bite on the scalp.
Here we have a centiped nearly a foot in length, with innumerable legs, and two horns or feelers, which it protrudes with the most venomous expression.