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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of millipede.

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  • n. Common misspelling of millipede.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs


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  • It is perhaps just the refinement of his intellectual conscience that makes him hesitate and linger on the way, he dreads the temptation to become a dilettante, a millepede, a milleantenna, he knows too well that as a discerner, one who has lost his self-respect no longer commands, no longer LEADS, unless he should aspire to become a great play-actor, a philosophical Cagliostro and spiritual rat - catcher -- in short, a misleader.

    Beyond Good and Evil

  • -- In the hot dry season, and more especially in the northern portions of the island, the eye is attracted along the edges of the sandy roads by fragments of the dislocated rings of a huge species of millepede [1], lying in short curved tubes, the cavity admitting the tip of the little finger.

    Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon


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