from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun etc. More correct forms of myriapod, etc.


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  • Another animal which shares with the hedgehog the defensive faculty of rolling itself up in a ball is the "pill millipede," a myriopod with seventeen pairs of legs, but fortunately exempt from the necessity of wearing trousers, which at present prices would impose an exorbitant demand on its resources.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, November 24, 1920


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