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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs the foremost being modified into poison fangs.

Usage examples (31)
  • The asymmetrical advantage that enables a "centipede" is that the conspirators themselves are never outed.
  • A centipede is blamed for the death of a pregnant woman in Malaysia:
  • But keep in mind, as it’s been said, the centipede is a pet, and as such it has to be fed.
  • The blame in this tragedy appears misplaced: it is highly unlikely that a centipede was the culprit. for more
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