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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Galley-worm  \Gal"ley-worm`\,  n.  [Prob.  so  called  because  the 
  numerous  legs  along  the  sides  move  rhythmically  like  the  oars 
  of  a  galley.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  chilognath  myriapod  of  the  genus  {Iulus},  and  allied 
  genera,  having  numerous  short  legs  along  the  sides;  a 
  milliped  or  ``thousand  legs.''  See  {Chilognatha}.