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« on: 26/06/2008 22:25:31 »
MONOPODE. According to http://phrontistery.info/m.html it means "one-footed person with foot large enough to be a sunshade"   [???]
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« Reply #1 on: 27/06/2008 00:28:42 »
I've met that word once before - in a short adult graphic-novel type (comic) story in Heavy Metal magazine (some wonderful artwork in there).  IIRC, the monopodes slept with their heads (and bodies) in the sand, with just their foot sticking out, and the human protagonists of the story decided to rest in the shade of one, that is, until it woke up...
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #2 on: 27/06/2008 07:48:08 »
GAWD!  [:0]
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