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  • (The syllabode/octopode thing made me think of an amoeba's pseudopod, the plural of which is usually pseudopodia.)

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  • Octopodes is a plural of octopus; "octopode" is madeupical.

    February 23, 2008

  • "'They leap about the rigging, encouraged by the bosun, as though they were octopodes, with prehensile tails into the bargain; so of course every time there is a tempest my sick-bay fills.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World, 218

    February 23, 2008