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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apod  \Ap"od\,  Apode  \Ap"ode\,  n.;  pl  {Apods}or  {Apodes}.  [Gr. 
  ?,  ?,  footless;  'a  priv.  +  ?,  ?,  foot.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  certain  animals  that  have  no  feet  or  footlike  organs; 
  esp.  one  of  certain  fabulous  birds  which  were  said  to  have  no 
  feet. 
 
  Note:  The  bird  of  paradise  formerly  had  the  name  {Paradisea 
  apoda},  being  supposed  to  have  no  feet,  as  these  were 
  wanting  in  the  specimens  first  obtained  from  the  East 
  Indies. 




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