And other pictures of the early days of the new centaurian culture, and still others.
Desperately dodging a centaurian bolt, he stumbled and nearly fell.
The heavy ax whistled through the air in a single mighty stroke that cleft the centaurian's frail body nearly in two.
In one mighty effort he flung his ax at the centaurian in front of him.
I have an explosive right here in the laboratory that can easily blow the centaurian's camp completely off the map.
Abe wasn't very generous, but what's a Martian to do with centaurian gear?
The centaurian jerked a lever home a fraction of a second before Dixon's smashing ax forever ended his activities.
He was the centaurian version of a goat-boy—he herded a particularly loathsome form of local life in the swamps outside the town.
Then the first centaurian abruptly leveled a second and smaller tube upon Dixon.
The scaly hairless head beneath the centaurian's white globe device bore a face that was blankly hideous.
late 14c., from Latin centaurus, from Greek Kentauros, origin disputed. In early Greek literature they were a savage, horse-riding tribe from Thessaly; later they were monsters half horse, half man. The southern constellation of Centaurus is attested in English from 1550s but was known by that name to the Romans and known as a centaur to the Greeks. It has often been confused since classical times with Sagittarius.
Any of a group of icy bodies similar to both asteroids and comets, orbiting the Sun in elliptical paths mostly in the region between Saturn and Neptune. Centaurs range in diameter from around 100 to 400 km (62 to 248 mi) and are believed to be Kuiper belt objects that have escaped into the vicinity of the gas-giant planets. Centaurs are considered to have unstable orbits, and gravitational encounters with the large outer planets could send them into the inner solar system or alternatively could eject them from the solar system into interstellar space. Chiron, the first such body to be classified as a Centaur, was discovered in 1977.