uniped


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uniped

(ˈjuːnɪˌpɛd) technical
n
a person or thing with one foot or leg
adj
having only one foot or leg
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Tonight the uniped Aussie funnyman gets back to stand up with the positively titled Happyism.
Porfinnur Karlsefni's group also encounters a uniped and they hear rumors of a nearby country of white men.
The unipeds were also known in Iceland; a picture of a uniped is found in a manuscript of the Old Icelandic Physiologus from around 1200.
The nation of the unipeds appears in several ancient sources, most famously in the Naturalis historia of Pliny the Older (23-79).
This information provided the background for much of the speculation surrounding unipeds in medieval learned works.
Beyond the land of the unipeds, according to Eiriks saga rauoa, there lay another country.
On this matter, Eiriks saga rauoa offers further clues, mainly due to the proximity of Winland to the land of the unipeds and the land of the white men.
Even an arthritic uniped on a ventilator would wheeze himself onto his crutches, so that the strapping captain of the ladies' lacrosse team could take his seat.
He has omitted or rationalized many of the sagas' supernatural details, such as a number of talking corpses and the uniped in ES who kills %orvaldur Eiriksson with an arrow to his groin.
Before science fiction, people tended to fantasize about the future -- not unlike the way they imagined distant places, peopled by dog-headed Cynocephali, surly one-eyed Cyclopes and one-legged Unipeds.