from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characteristic of an octopus; like an octopus: in figurative uses.


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  • A man cannot fight the paralyzing combination of drouth, wet, early frost, rust, weevil, grasshoppers, eastern manufacturers, high tariffs, centralized banks and bankrupt octopean railways in the production of under-dollar wheat, without losing much of his faith in the smug laws of economy laid down by men who buy and sell close to the centres of production.

    The Masques of Ottawa


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