millipede

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n millipede any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n millipede Same as milleped.
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Usage

In literature:

Centipedes and millipedes in dozens came too, and were not welcome.
"Green Mansions" by W. H. Hudson
The Captain and Murray fell in at the tail of the quivering millipede.
"The Trimmed Lamp" by O. Henry
Myriapoda, or centipedes and millipedes.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
One other creature was quiescent in the pit and yet lived: a big, brown, hardbacked millipede.
"Jungle Peace" by William Beebe
Centipedes and Millipedes are collected in the same manner as spiders.
"Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects" by C. V. Riley
These, with the Millipedes, form the group Myriapoda.
"Stories of the Universe: Animal Life" by B. Lindsay
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In news:

Entomologist Paul Marek, who rediscovered the rare species a few years ago in California's coastal mountains, calls counting legs and measuring millipedes a "guilty pleasure.".
A Millipede That (Almost) Lives Up To The Name.
A rudimentary fused mouth with no known function is among the millipede 's oddities, as are hairs on its back that produce a silklike product.
Seeking millipedes The research follows up on the 2006 rediscovery of the millipede , an elusive creature previously described in 1928.
Paralyzed rats regain their footing, why ignorance is key to scientific discovery, a look at two different microbes and their unusual stories, and glowing millipedes .
Better to return as a millipede hidden beneath decaying bark than anything that can soar.
Fossil millipede found to be oldest land creature.
Unlike this larger modern-day specimen from New Mexico, the fossilized millipede was only half an inch long.
Millipedes possess the most legs of any animal group, with four legs to each body segment instead of two, enhancing their burrowing skills.
Millipedes come in many colors including shades of red, orange and brown.
32-year-old Edward Archbold of West Palm Beach, Florida won the contest after eating a reported 30 cockroaches , 100 millipedes, and 30 worms.
32-year-old Edward Archbold of West Palm Beach was the champion after downing 30 cockroaches , 100 millipedes, and 30 worms.
A millipede walks along the edge of a boulder.
Paralysis Rehab, Ignorance, Muck-Dwelling Microbes, Glowing Millipede.
Paralyzed rats regain their footing, why ignorance is key to scientific discovery, a look at two different microbes and their unusual stories, and glowing millipedes.
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In science:

The alignment of the telescope modules was determined using the Millipede algorithm .
The ILC DEPFET Prototype: Report of the Test Beam at CERN 2008
The minimisation of the χ2 is based on the analytical inversion of a huge sparse matrix, using the Millipede program described in [107].
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
Their search partially overlaps the ASAS zone and misses some stars, especially RRc’s. 666 legs on the millipede Illacme plenipes (Marek and Bond 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
The Heterogeneous Telescope Network is up and running (Naylor et al. 2006) with, we hope, less difficulty than the 666 leg millipede (Sect. 11.1).
Astrophysics in 2006
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