[ UK /sˈɛntɪpˌiːd/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛntɪˌpid/ ]
  1. 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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How To Use centipede In A Sentence

  • Among the Annelid worms a species of _Nereis_, or sea-centipedes, has earned by its phosphorescent property the specific name of _noctiluca_ Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky
  • The skeletal mouth opened in a wide yawn, a centipede unknown to Anthony sleeping delicately on his tongue.
  • ‘I objurgate the centipede,/ A bug we do not really need,’ writes Ogden Nash.
  • In fact, when the ground is still warm from the fires, ants, wood beetles, millipedes, and centipedes are busy.
  • The asymmetrical advantage that enables a "centipede" is that the conspirators themselves are never outed. Boing Boing
  • The arthropodes, like centipedes, beetles, millipedes and worms, bring in the finishing touches to complete the composting.
  • A huge , hairy, scary centipede was crawling up Master Lianchi's sleeve.
  • So he squatted there in his ship, a centipede-like thing about five feet in length and a little less than eighteen inches in diameter, with eight articulated limbs spaced in pairs along his body, each limb ending in a five-fingered manipulatory organ that could be used equally well as hand or foot. Anything You Can Do ...
  • A claim of moral equality on behalf of animals is surely not plausible if one means literally all animals, including centipedes, slugs, and amoebas.
  • How many legs does a centipede have?
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