from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the centipeds.
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• Long, centipedal creatures at the edges of my vision, rippling and undulating, taking on the translucence of the brick and blending in completely.
Well, Fulkerson has brought his centipedal mind to bear on the subject, and he's suggested that old
They bit venomously, below the belt, they grabbed at and hung on to any part of the body that came handy; they rolled over and over, intertwined so closely as to appear like one convulsed, centipedal monster.
I afterwards had a good deal of sport out of the club, for these initiations, as you may imagine, were sometimes very comical spectacles, especially when the aspirant for centipedal honors happened to be of a timid disposition.
The centipedal prolixity that resulted went to Eli by letter, thus entitled --
Well, Fulkerson has brought his centipedal mind to bear on the subject, and he's suggested that old German friend of mine I was telling you of -- the one I met in the restaurant -- the friend of my youth. "
After a decent interval for the genius of criticism to seem to have been sitting under his frown, Dr. Middleton rejoined with sober jocularity: "No, sir, it will not pass; and your uncertainty in regard to the run of the line would only be extended were the line centipedal.