from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the threads of a spider's web substituted for wires in micrometer-scales intended for delicate astronomical observations.
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Asia will have a spider-line of railway by and by, when the slow-coach proceedings of the East India Company have given something like form to the Bombay and Bengal projects; but at present the progress is miserably slow; and _Bradshaw_ need not lay aside a page for the rich
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