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  • It squirmed about, like some huge many-legged spider, and swayed back and forth to the regular roll of the vessel.

    Chapter 14

  • Also present are oak sawfly larvae, many-legged and like milky translucent sausages: their green diet is mistily visible, and their skin armed with black, curved spines.

    Country Diary: Cranleigh, Surrey

  • As a child, a wee child, you dreamed you fell great heights; you dreamed you flew through the air as things of the air fly; you were vexed by crawling spiders and many-legged creatures of the slime; you heard other voices, saw other faces nightmarishly familiar, and gazed upon sunrises and sunsets other than you know now, looking back, you ever looked upon.

    Chapter 1

  • Moreover, this wide-ranging, many-legged evening of political song provides stimulation, polemic and some very sharp intakes of breath.

    An Evening of Political Song; The Duckworth Lewis Method; Seasick Steve

  • If the abolition of slave-manacles began as a vision of hands without manacles, then this is the year; if the shutdown of extermination camps began as imagination of a land without barbed wire or the crematorium, then this is the year; if every rebellion begins with the idea that conquerors on horseback are not many-legged gods, that they too drown if plunged in the river, then this is the year.

    Jeff Biggers: AZ Governor & April Poetry Month: Anti-Immigrant Yahoos Should Read Martin Espada's "Imagine the Angels of Bread"

  • Eva waved the Omnipod around, and the many-legged monster bolted toward her cell.

    The Search For WondLa

  • She felt blindly around the back side of the rough brickwork, trying not to imagine all the many-legged creatures and silken egg sacs she must be disturbing.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • Turn over those rocks, you are gonna get some real many-legged creepie-crawlies ...

    God and Moral Societies

  • He has spent his life scrutinizing the ways many-legged animals scamper over bumpy terrain and scoot up a wall or even glass.

    Seven Robots Destined to Change Your Life | Impact Lab

  • It used to be alive, whatever it was, and my money is on the many-legged and crunchy variety of "something what used to be alive."

    July 14th, 2006

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