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[kob-web-ee] /ˈkɒbˌwɛb i/
bearing an accumulation of cobwebs.
having the form, texture, or quality of cobwebs.
Origin of cobwebby
First recorded in 1735-45; cobweb + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then, through the cobwebby windows, he saw in the yellowing west the new moon, and below it the line of distant hills.

    The Vehement Flame Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
  • The Lion was cobwebby and scarred; but, notwithstanding, he was a fine figure of a beast.

    Kisington Town Abbie Farwell Brown
  • Cortinarius is from cortina, a curtain, alluding to a cobwebby veil seen only in the comparatively young plants.

  • Paul Dampier peered in through one of the cobwebby lattices.

    The Boy with Wings Berta Ruck
  • A cobwebby, Rip-van-Winkle-ish atmosphere brooded about those passages and chambers.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • cobwebby, same as arachnoid; bearing hairs like cobwebs or gossamer.

  • Leaves average in size, light green, dull to slightly glossy, with very distinct veins on lower surface which is cobwebby.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Everything on the story above was untouched, though perhaps a trifle more dust-covered and cobwebby than before.

    The School by the Sea Angela Brazil
  • As they wandered about the grounds, something put it into Jack's head to try one of the cobwebby cellar windows, and lo!

    Mr. Pat's Little Girl Mary F. Leonard
  • She walked slowly down the nave and up the dusty, worm-eaten flight of stairs into the cobwebby regions above.

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