Definitions

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  • adj. Having openings like a web.

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  • adj. having open interstices or resembling a web

Etymologies

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net +‎ -like

Examples

  • In that area the sparks were not traveling on the netlike lines, but leaping randomly into the grayness and disappearing.

    The Gauntlet Thrown Chapter Thirty Seven

  • There were two sorts, refined, adjustable strap racks, with beddings of flat, soft, criss-crossed straps, with sturdy stud-and-eyelet securing straps, and simple net racks, little more than sturdy wooden frames within which was slung a netlike webbing of rope.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • After a certain age, netlike structures of proteins and sugars in the amygdala — the region of the brain responsible for making and altering memories — make recollections of fear erasure-resistant.

    Possible Asthma Risk: Belt Size

  • Reticulum, from the Latin for “little net,” simply means a netlike structure.

    The Answer

  • For a while, researchers have been looking at using carbon nanotubes as semiconductors, crisscrossing them in a netlike pattern.

    Material World: Carbon Nanotubes Net Make Bendable Circuits

  • Several netlike lengths of rope hung on the airship's dull-colored gasbag, just like rigging on a ship.

    Crystal Rain

  • A netlike long underwear worn under a spacesuit and that holds a maze of small tubes that circulate chilled water to prevent spacewalkers from overheating.

    Riding Rockets

  • He opened his eyes to see that Malleal had grown over the two Misfits, had enclosed them in a netlike prison cell.

    The Welkening

  • Structurally Pickwick is a mess and Nicholas Nickleby is not much better, but Dickens "was always striving in his work to include more and more, to make each novel bigger and broader and also more particular, and to make the links between all things less linear and more netlike."

    Dickens Our Contemporary

  • Could he narrow the focus, somehow use the netlike effect to redirect the heat into a narrower line?

    Fall of Angels

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