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  • n. The net-like construct of a spider containing sticky strands to catch prey.
  • n. Something that resembles a spider's net in either its mesh like, entrapping or fragileness quality.
  • v. To connect or cover as if with spiderwebs.


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  • Then we slow down, hop off and head to what we call the spiderweb, a network of ropes and poles built to climb on.

    Little Bird

  • A spiderweb is wrapping itself around me, moving on its own, he said with a calm unlike anything Aki had ever heard from him before.

    USURPER OF THE SUN - NOJIRI « Haikasoru: Space Opera. Dark Fantasy. Hard Science.

  • The spiderweb is my fave, too, Frances, though all the shots are lovely.

    Look Up-Look Down-Look All Around « Fairegarden

  • The raindrops fringing the bushes became prisms, a spiderweb was a fairy foot-bridge; and all our birds, leaving for a moment such household torments as squalling insatiable mouths that must be filled, became jubilant choristers.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man

  • Now imagine if LEGO actually produced special pieces like the atrium "spiderweb" window or bricks with rounded edges.

    Do LEGOs Have The Wright Stuff?

  • Amanda thought this was some kind of spiderweb, but my Wreck radar is telling me it was supposed to be a mummy head.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • What is even more sad is that, on the second cake, I was probably far more disturbed by the really crappy, fake, plastic poinsettia stuck along the side than I was over the "spiderweb" pattern on the top of the cake.

    The Haunted Holidays

  • For example, when the glass spiderweb, which is allusive to nature but is not nature, meets the roof, which really is alive.”

    Natural Phenomenon

  • The accounting and reporting rules were such that investors, and the public, and the government, and even other areas within the company did not have any idea about the risk exposure of the holding company or the "spiderweb" of relationships that made it a potential "carrier of contagion." Home Page

  • I can, however, spot a jailhouse or prison tattoo at five thousand paces, and I was not all that thrilled about seeing my daughter with a guy sporting a tear-drop on his cheek and a spiderweb on his elbow.

    Roseanne Archy


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