milliped milliped

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A millipede, blown up to the size of a telegraph pole, strolls daintily on paired pedicles into the maw of a hairy tarantula as big as a rustic pavilion.
  2. The vast stout legs of the expressway straddle the avenue like a gigantic millipede, around which lie stacks of dusty automobile tires and junked cars.
  3. They distrust management, and feel the company is a millipede with another hundered or so shoes waiting to drop.
Word of the Day
fathom fathom
/ˈfæ ðəm /