from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any spider which spins a kind of silk; especially, Nephila plumipes of the southern United States, which spins copiously, and is also notable for the unusual disparity of the sexes in size.
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Anyhow, yesterday, some delicious food with a family of strong women, and a long article mixing silk-spider genes with goats.
Much attention is given to his new species of _Epeira_, or silk-spider.
Looking for food one day, I came close to the home of a silk-spider who was about to make a new web.
Amongst the insects was the silk-spider, a large arachnid of sulphur-yellow tint, with three black transverse bars.