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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUADRUPED

A quadruped (the Splaypes humpidorsus) of great value to the show business.

The third keeper of the lighthouse is a quadruped called Tricky.

There was no evidence that any quadruped had descended the slope.

There was not one quadruped of any kind to be seen in or about that camp.

Was he a quadruped with mane and tail, or an allegory invented to typify destiny?

It was not in the nature of a quadruped to be insensible to kindness like this!

As it is, the quadruped will disappear before the biped native.

It was uninhabited, and destitute of every species of quadruped.

What difference to the vampire, whether its victim be a biped or quadruped?

But if they did, I am sure it was a quadruped that reared and bucked and kicked up its heels.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from French quadrupède (16c.), from Latin quadrupes (genitive quadrupedis) "four-footed, on all fours," also, as a noun, "a four-footed animal," from quadri- "four" (see quadri-) + pes "foot" (see foot (n.)). The adjective is attested from 1741. Related: Quadrupedal (1610s).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR QUADRUPED

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nounlarge wild animal; brute
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