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  • n. Plural form of cobweb.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Dust the cobwebs from the mantle and hang the pictures we've brought up.

    Butternut Squash Risotto with Sage and Gorgonzolo

  • Maybe my trip SOB will help clear some of these cobwebs from the old noggin.

    How can I find? Where can I get?

  • "Team Pox", a six-member group hunting for laboratories manufacturing the deadly virus, found nothing more sinister than equipment covered in cobwebs, and nothing to suggest a smallpox programme, according to military officials involved in the project, who leaked the information to the Associated Press.


  • But beyond the baize door there were shadows, there was dust, windows draped in cobwebs, before which hung curtains tattered and faded, drooping from their poles like the old banners that, slowly rotting in great cathedrals, sway in the quiet air where no wind is – stirred, perhaps, by the breath of Fame's invisible trumpet to the air of old splendours and glories.

    The House of Arden

  • The substance is described as "cobwebs" -- but it fell in flake-formation, or in "flakes or rags about one inch broad and five or six inches long."

    The Book of the Damned

  • Some sort of window into the psyche, except it’s covered in cobwebs and when you actually squint in, you just recoil as if struck.

    Faceless Boys | clusterflock

  • The narrative that emerged from the cobwebs was a remarkably coherent one, a detailed panorama of Victorian and Edwardian family life, full of humour and bathos as well as drama, passion and tragedy.

    Hancox: All under one roof

  • Take, say, half a pound of sparghetti, wash it in cold water, and throw it instantly into boiling salted water; boil it till it is tender, about twenty minutes, drain it, put it into a hot vegetable-dish, and mix in two or three tablespoonfuls of grated Parmesan cheese; toss it about lightly with a couple of forks, till the cheese melts and forms what may be called cobwebs on tossing it about.

    Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery A Manual of Cheap and Wholesome Diet

  • Symptoms include a sudden or gradual increase in either the number of floaters, which are little "cobwebs" or specks that float about in your field of vision, and/or light flashes in the eye.

    Franklin Avenue

  • I had no idea how much ground I had covered, with the dark pressing in on my face and eardrums like a silent cacophony, filled not only with mundane horrors such as cobwebs and rats (silent ones) but with lurking presences as well, hands reaching out to touch me.

    A Monstrous Regiment of Women


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