from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A young woman who was transformed into a spider by Athena for challenging her to a weaving contest.
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- proper n. The genus Leptopus.
- proper n. A woman famous for her skill at weaving. She was changed into a spider by the goddess Athena.
- proper n. A web browser.
Besides needing to clear her name, Allison knows that a brilliant but insane daughter of the late Arachne is planning a major terrorist attack on the United States.
Carpio plays an evil spider woman called Arachne, one of the handful of large roles in the complicated, stunt-heavy production.
Producers of the $65 million musical said Tuesday, March 22, 2011, that Carpio, who plays an evil spider woman called Arachne, was hurt last week during an onstage battle scene.
She plays an evil spider woman called Arachne and will be out of the show for the next two weeks.
Finally, we encountered the first major boss of the game, the Arachne, which is a tremendous spider that Ken calls a "Class Five Carrier," implying that it's a major foe.
This, and the story in "Arachne," how she let him touch the tea-kettle; and the reminiscences in "Præterita" of playthings locked up, and a lone little boy staring at the water-cart and the pattern on the carpet -- all these give a gloomy impression of his mother, against which we must set the proofs of affection and kindliness shown in her letters.
I have here a little poem of a touching character entitled "Arachne," by
Embroidery_, mentions 'Arachne', it is obvious that he does not expect the reader to think of the daring challenger of Minerva's art, or the
-- P.W.  'Arachne's subtile line:' this is one of the most ingenious employments assigned, and therefore recommended only to peers of learning.
"Arachne," said the woman, "I am Athena, the queen of the air, and I have heard your boast.
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