centipede


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chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs, the foremost pair being modified as prehensors

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"I swan naow, ef it ain't the old Ark itself!" mimicked the Centipede from the deck of the Ghost.
The Centipede and the Porpoise doubled up on the cabin in paroxysms of laughter, and left us to get clear as best we could.
Then the Centipede's brutal face appeared in the companionway, and he descended into the cabin, followed by the Porpoise.
"Didn't I see you on the dock in Oakland the other day?" the Centipede asked suddenly of me.
But the Centipede, the Porpoise, Barchi, and Skilling took the lead, and followed by the rest of us, at least thirty men in half as many boats, rowed right up to the watchmen.
We heard cries for help, in the unmistakable voice of the Centipede, and this time, on rowing closer, we were not fired upon.
The Centipede was the first to be pulled aboard, and he came willingly, though he objected when the constable put the handcuffs on him.
"You didn't get the Porpoise," the Centipede said exultantly, as though his escape materially diminished our success.
"I know what a centipede is; they've got lots of legs.
God tells him that they've run out of legs -- but then a centipede walks in, asking if he really needed 100 legs, which Snake, unfortunately, wasn't supposed to see.
Top of the Scots Highland dancers showed their skills Loud and proud The P4s told the tale of The Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede A reeling good time was had by all when children, staff and families from St Fillan's Primary School came together to celebrate St Andrew's Day in style.
Engagingly written by pediatric occupational therapist Karen Dobyns and charmingly illustrated by Maria Koch, "The Centipede Who Couldn't Tie His Shoes" promotes awareness and acceptance of children with disabilities and differing needs; includes extra sections with explanations, shoe-tying resources, and discussion points; uses type and formatting that maximize visual ease for readers; and has universal appeal in showing how dual-colored shoelaces can be helpful for all children learning to tie shoes.
Although the word "centipede" means "hundred feet," centipedes actually have between 15 and 177 pairs of legs.