Definition of Centipedes

1. Noun. (plural of centipede) ¹



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Definition of Centipedes

1. centipede [n] - See also: centipede

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Centipedes

centimetres
centimetric
centimo
centimorgan
centimorgans
centimos
centinel
centinels
centinewton
centinewtons
centinormal
centiped
centipede
centipedes (current term)
centipeds
centipoise
centipoises
centisecond
centiseconds
centistere
centisteres
centistoke
centistokes
centner
centners
cento
centoist
centoists

Literary usage of Centipedes

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1. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"ACCORDING to modern views, centipedes are regarded as near allies ' . . , of insects, the chief differences between the two groups being that centipedes ..."

2. British Central Africa: An Attempt to Give Some Account of a Portion of the by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1898)
"Many of these centipedes in a young, half-grown stage, seem to swarm together. At the beginning of the rains one meets with them in writhing masses on the ..."

3. Plagues and Pleasures of Life in Bengal by David Douglas Cunningham (1907)
"CHAPTER X centipedes, MILLIPEDES, SCORPIONS, SPIDERS, ETC. ... THERE are surely few creatures so repulsive as large centipedes; scorpions certainly have ..."

4. First Lessons in Zoology: Adapted for Use in Schools by Alpheus Spring Packard (1894)
"The eyes of centipedes are usually simple, but arranged in a group on each side of the head. When hatched the young Julus has a short body, with but three ..."

5. Text-book of Zoology for Junior Students by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1888)
"THIS class is a small one, and includes only the centipedes and the ... The centipedes (fig. 105) are carnivorous in their habits, and the organs of the ..."

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