from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology: The typical genus of Micropodidæ same as Cypselus.
- n. A genus of short-footed thrushes or Brachypodinæ founded by Swainson in 1831, now referred to the Timeliidæ.
- n. In ichthyology, a name of two genera of fishes, one founded by J. E. Gray, 1831, the other by Kner, 1868.
- n. In entomology, a tropical American genus of lygæid bugs erected by Spinola in 1837.
- n. A person with abnormally small, but not necessarily deformed, legs.
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Characteristic small mammals include southern plains woodrat (Neotoma micropus), and Mexican spiny pocket mouse (Liomys irroratus).
He has two groups: the first, containing _E. micropus_ and _E. pictus_, is distinguished by the _second upper premolar simple, one-fanged, the feet club-shaped; soles tubercular_.
-- Similar to the above, but the tips of the spines are more broadly white, and the brown bands below not so dark; the ears are somewhat larger than _micropus_, and the feet narrower and not so long.
When it is downy, the plant forms almost the whole nest, as is the case with the flax-leaved bindweed; when smooth, it forms only the framework, destined to support a crumbling mass of micropus, as is the case with the small bindweed.
But on arid ground, the Micropus erectus, or upright micropus, abounds and is a satisfactory substitute for the Filago so far as its tiny, cottony leaves and its little fluffy balls of flowers are concerned.