Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The structural part or web of a textile fabric.

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  • Guys ... if this guy was doing all this web-work out of the goodness of his heart, and truly unconditionally supported Barak, why didnt he just offer up the page for free?...

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Eventually buses, trains, taxis and regular rental car will be enfolded into this concept creating for the subscriber a seamless, virtual, yet very real web-work of transportation capable of meeting all of the needs currently met by private vehicle ownership, but at reduced costs.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Radiocar: Killer App for Mobile Net?

  • Presently the hide-and-seek frolicking began, and Tom and Becky engaged in it with zeal until the exertion began to grow a trifle wearisome; then they wandered down a sinuous avenue holding their candles aloft and reading the tangled web-work of names, dates, post-office addresses, and mottoes with which the rocky walls had been frescoed

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • Stooping our heads, we made our way through this cramped and labyrinthine passage—whose damp walls gleamed with a white web-work of nitre—and proceeded, by slow degrees, into the furthermost recesses of the basement.

    Nevermore

  • It's bad enough part of this damn painting tells you how to access some kind of alien web-work.

    Cyber Way

  • Far beneath was the other half of the great map, its faint web-work radiating towards the points of the compass.

    Against The Fall Of Night

  • Still they wind away in their gladness, when hurriedly Beltran reaches his hand for the heedless Vivia's, and hurriedly she sees terrifying grooves spreading round them, a great web-work of cracks, -- the awful ice lifts itself, sinks, and out of a monstrous fissure chill death rises to meet them and ingulf them.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864

  • Minute fungi overspread the whole exterior, hanging in a fine tangled web-work from the eaves.

    The Fall of the House of Usher

  • In came cities of unprecedented bulk, but held together so closely by a web-work of steel rails and copper wires that they have become more alert and coöperative than any tiny hamlet of mud huts on the banks of the Congo.

    The History of the Telephone

  • In came cities of unprecedented bulk, but held together so closely by a web-work of steel rails and copper wires that they have become more alert and cooperative than any tiny hamlet of mud huts on the banks of the Congo.

    The History of the Telephone

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