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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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.
To begin with, there is the Uniped. This strange figure kills porvaldr Eiriksson and lives in the "country of the unipeds" (ON.
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.
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.
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.
(51) Teresa Paroli, "How many are the unipeds' feet?
(55) According to Paroli the phrase "this people in Africa" refers to the Unipeds, "How many are the unipeds' feet?" p.
Thus, it would be impossible for females to adapt to cycling -- for women were unipeds.