Definition of House centipede

1. Noun. Long-legged centipede common in damp places as e.g. cellars.

Exact synonyms: Scutigera Coleoptrata
Generic synonyms: Centipede
Group relationships: Genus Scutigera, Scutigera



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Lexicographical Neighbors of House Centipede

house-sitter
house-to-house
house-trained
house-wall
house-walls
house-warming
house agent
house arrest
house boy
house breaker
house breakers
house call
house calls
house cat
house cats
house centipede (current term)
house cooling party
house cricket
house crickets
house decorator
house detective
house divided
house door
house doors
house finch
house floor
house floors
house frau

Literary usage of House centipede

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1. The House Fly, Disease Carrier: An Account of Its Dangerous Activities and by Leland Ossian Howard (1911)
"... THE house centipede There is a small, rather fragile-looking centipede, known scientifically as ..."

2. Insects Injurious to the Household and Annoying to Man by Glenn Washington Herrick (1914)
"THE house centipede Scutigera forceps The house centipede occurs commonly ... The house centipede is referred by most authors to that group of animals known ..."

3. Our Insect Friends and Enemies: The Relation of Insects to Man, to Other by John Bernhard Smith (1909)
"The specimens should really never be interfered with at all; but few persons like their looks and there FIG. lo1.—A house centipede, Scu- . ,t, -, . ..."

4. Outlines of Economic Zoölogy by Albert Moore Reese (1919)
"... so that it is a useful animal except for its poisonous bite. FIG. 57.—House centipede, Scutigera forceps. X/4. (From Marlatt, The house centipede. ..."

5. The Bermuda Islands: An Account of Their Scenery, Climate, Productions by Addison Emery Verrill (1902)
"house centipede (Scv tigera forceps); natural size; from Webster's International Dictionary ; after Marlatt. fond of moist places, like cellars and ..."

6. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"house centipede. A myriapod with very long legs and long antennae, which is numerous in the Southern States, and brightly colored. ..."

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