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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Vibratory; mobile: said of the legs of an insect or arachnid which, on alighting, has the habit of moving them rapidly, keeping the body in a constant state of vibration. This habit is found especially among certain long-legged spiders and crane-flies.


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  • adj., in constant motion.
    Used most often in reference to.. the legs of insects :<

    July 9, 2008