Definitions

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  • n. Common misspelling of arachnophobia.

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Examples

  • I want to know who in the ad world thought that was a good idea - I'm willing to bet that arachnephobia is one of the most common phobias -

    Who Knows What The Clintons Are Thinking? Only The Clintons Do.

  • In each case, I leave it to the reader to supply the words "fear of." acarophobia mites, parasites entonophobia ticks aelurophobia cats galeophobia sharks apiophobia bees hippophobia horses arachnephobia spiders musophobia mice bacilliphobia bacilli myrmecophobia lice bacteriaphobia bacteria soleciphobia worms batrachophobia frogs, toads swinophobia swine cynophobia dogs taeniophobia tapeworms eisoptrophobia termites taurophobia bulls A much smaller cluster of fears is centered on the plant world.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 1

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  • JM ponders on the high incidence of arachnephobia among water spouts of his acquaintance

    September 22, 2009