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  • noun Plural form of spiderweb.

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Examples

  • Injected with "truth serum" while being held at Amthor's sanitarium, Marlowe hallucinates falling into a spinning gyroscopic pit, the disembodied heads of Amthor and Moose looming over him; a series of shrinking doors that he scrambles through to escape the gigantic hypodermic needle that sends him deeper into oblivion; the "spiderwebs" that cover the camera lens and convey his disorientation as he struggles back to consciousness.

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • The rube goldberg machine of intercontinental HVDC "spiderwebs", pumped hydro storage, gasified biomass peaker turbines, battery farms, vehicle to grid, sheddable load (e.g. letting the power company switch off your air conditioning in an emergency and pay you for the privilege), smart metering, thermal storage ... it's just never going to be built because not even the people who ought to have an incentive to talk about it bother to mention the true complexity, vulnerability and cost of such a system.

    New Scientist - Earth

  • The Glamour draped like a veil at the entrance of the alley leading to the Hallows reminded me of swimming through spiderwebs of boredom and ennui.

    Brush of Darkness

  • Filthy dishes are stacked in a bucket, and every corner is thick with spiderwebs.

    The Trouble With May Amelia

  • It was as if there was a tangle of spiderwebs in her head, distancing herself from herself.

    History of a Suicide

  • Don't you dare seduce me with light and spring flowers and good cafes and quirky little bookstores, the kind that have been sucked from most cities like spiderwebs into a vacuum cleaner.

    Wendi L. Adamek: War And Cherry Blossoms

  • The hike leaves from Silvermine Reserve (entrance R15 per adult) and took us roughly 40 minutes to cover the walk through spiderwebs, fynbos and rockery.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Running through everything these people thought or knew, like the vast root systems of grasses that extend deep beneath the surface, as intricate as the lacework of billions of spiderwebs, were spiritual filaments that guided behavior and nourished rich mythologies.

    Bird Cloud

  • The hike leaves from Silvermine Reserve (entrance R15 per adult) and took us roughly 40 minutes to cover the walk through spiderwebs, fynbos and rockery.

    Elephants Eye

  • NASA is thinking about jetpacks, tethers, bungees, nets and spiderwebs to allow explorers to float just above the surface of it while attached to a smaller mini-spaceship.

    NASA's Next Mission: Send Astronauts To Asteroid

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