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  • adj. Resembling a spider.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a spider.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida


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  • He is very tall and long of limb and tends to hunch over, making him seem very spiderlike when he moves.

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  • But while Slaine had been occupied, the other had begun crawling spiderlike up the tree for her.

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  • Once again a horrible image of Nori, scampering spiderlike, entered her mind.


  • His flashbeam picked out a thing that scuttled on spiderlike legs, a steel carapace and arms ending in sword blades.

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  • The assailant scurried away in the dark, spiderlike, and Swift had only a quick glimpse of him in a sudden beam of moonlight as he got to his feet and ran.

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  • He peered through a gap in a hedge and spied a pair of creatures, one spiderlike, the other a huge toad, scuttling and hopping down the street.

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  • Mr. Renfield became spiderlike, his body covered with spiny hairs, eight black eyes appearing on his head: two large ones at the front, two smaller ones on either side, then four more behind.

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  • They were described as “vast spiderlike machines, nearly a hundred feet high, capable of the speed of an express train, and able to shoot out a beam of intense heat.”

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  • Otto guessed that they must be sensory arrays, but the spiderlike eye clusters did nothing to improve the machines sinister appearance.

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  • The thin web of metal that had sprouted on her face, glittering and spiderlike, took as its root the jawbone that had prompted her to seek the Elders when the change began.

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