Thousand-legs

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Thousand-legs any one of the Myriapoda
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. thúsend; Ger. tausend, Goth. thúsundi.

Usage

In literature:

A thousand francs to each man who gets to that creek before that long-legged Englishman.
"The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy
How do those thousands of legs manage to grow without straining themselves?
"The Life of the Spider" by J. Henri Fabre
Ned Barker was like a thousand other boys of fourteen, all legs, blunder, and bluster.
"Little Men" by Louisa May Alcott
The length of this thing would give him just about a two thousand foot leg.
"The Metal Monster" by A. Merritt
Briareus of the hundred unoccupied hands may turn to a monstrous donkey with his hind legs aloft, or twenty thousand jabbering apes.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete" by George Meredith
Though invested with Maya, him the eternal Vishnu alone, of a thousand heads and thousand legs, can behold.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Thousands of men have put grit in place of health, eyes, ears, hands, legs and yet have achieved marvelous success.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Thousands of men have put grit in place of health, eyes, ears, hands, legs, and yet have achieved marvelous success.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
And while he was doing it his fellows conducted the beef, on ten thousand legs, from the South to the North.
"The Wrong Woman" by Charles D. Stewart
One of the greatest pests to the pioneers around here was the thousand legged worms.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
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In news:

A prosthetic leg costs tens of thousands of dollars, and insurance won't cover all of it, she said.
The German manufacturer of a notorious drug that caused thousands of babies to be born with shortened arms and legs, or no limbs at all, issued its first ever apology Friday -- 50 years after pulling the drug off the market.
Thousands on the South Plains will spend the following days and nights enjoying corn dogs, turkey legs, shows, rides, and more.
After 25 missions, millions of miles in space, and thousands of miles logged during its final fly over, Space Shuttle Endeavour is about to travel the final leg of its journey.
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