millipede millipede


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



  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.


  • "Bugmobile" Visits Bangor Library

    Kids in Bangor had a creepy-crawly start to their summer reading Tuesday afternoon. The “Bugmobile” visited the Bangor Library and gave kids a chance to learn about insects. They saw a live tarantula and millipede up close, and learned the difference between insects and other animals. . . .
    on June 26, 2013     Source: WABI Bangor

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