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Galley-worm

Galley-worm
(Science: zoology) a chilognath myriapod of the genus iulus, and allied genera, having numerous short legs along the sides; a milliped or thousand legs. see Chilognatha.
Origin: Prob. So called because the numerous legs along the sides move rhythmically like the oars of a galley.


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