galley-worm

Galley-worm

Gal"ley-worm`\, n. [Prob. so called because the numerous legs along the sides move rhythmically like the oars of a galley.] (Zo["o]l.) A chilognath myriapod of the genus Iulus, and allied genera, having numerous short legs along the sides; a milliped or "thousand legs." See Chilognatha.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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