Definitions starting with C

ID #3915

centipee

/sénapiy/ [Atlantic; cf. also US dial. South santy fay, Santer fee ADD, santapee (Ayres 1950:77); OED "centipie, centapee in W. Indies and early navigators was prob. from Sp."; cf. Sp. ciempiés, regional cientopié WEE] n. 1. the centipede, Scolopendra viridis,a ten-inch, many-legged insect with a poisonous bite: One centipee bite my baby sister and she were sick- sick (Nassau). cf. FORTY-FIN (Black)

2. a style of plaiting STRAW1 into a broad, winding strip (Bannister display): The centipede pattern goes in steps; you could use four or six strings (Nassau). (Black)

Tags: animal, insect, noun, straw work

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Last update: 2012-01-09 17:36
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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