from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The hunting spiders, which run after, or leap upon, their prey.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The hunting-spiders, a group of spiders so called because, instead of weaving webs in which to lie in wait, they run or leap about to chase and catch their prey. See Mygalidæ, Lycosidæ, and cuts under bird-spider, Mygale, tarantula, and wolf-spider.
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