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  • If you are writing about dockworkers unloading bales of spidersilk from Althusian ships on the Blood Sea, go hang out at a truck dock for a couple hours.

    Huh. Writing? Why not.

  • It may be a line as thin as spidersilk stretching from one storm wracked tower to another, but it is there.

    The Elizabeth of now, maidens in towers, gift buddies and more

  • But it seems that the technology is a little bit different: is not to cover the spidersilk, but impregnate it.

    Cool! Metallized Spider Silk! « Tai-Chi Policy

  • When we wiped them with our gentlest rags, the spidersilk weaving melted away like wet paper until we had succeeded in stripping Aphrodite nude.

    more lost prose

  • Our heroes have been trapped in a tall funnel of spidersilk while they await their fate.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • The commando slingshot was anything but a toy, yet every component was security proof, from the modified spidersilk elastic cords to the pocket marker styli that were actually stabilized darts capable of penetrating anything except a full battle shield or ceramic armor.

    Flash

  • It was light as spidersilk, but it was that strong also.

    Lord of the Isles

  • Maybe a variety of that tough, lightweight elven spidersilk he'd seen Naitachal wear when he traveled.

    The Chaos Gate

  • Chapter XIX Warriors Alone in his private chambers, well-warded rooms in which every stone in every wall, the ceiling and floor, was guarded by threefold spells to which only he knew the secrets of setting or releasing, Haralachan lounged in apparent ease on a couch covered in priceless black spidersilk, his fingers steepled under his chin.

    The Chaos Gate

  • White hair as soft as spidersilk trembled with the motion.

    The Reign of Istar

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