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red spider

Origin of red spider
First recorded in 1640-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The red spider and aphis have no special fondness for the Aster.

  • red spider, a spinning mite, is a great pest in dry summers.

  • Yet this depth, which would not drown a red spider, was the ocean.

  • After taking indoors they must be near the glass, and syringed frequently to keep off red spider.

    The Book of Bulbs Samuel Arnott
  • Jim nodded and glanced up at the red spider web that was dotted clear to the eighteenth floor with black dots of workmen.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • If the red spider or the mealy bug attack them, they may be syringed with tobacco water.

  • Dryness of the air, especially from fire heat, is followed by the appearance of the minute red spider on the leaves.

  • For the red spider, the chief means of control is syringing with either clear or soapy water.

  • They are at their best when grown along the ground where the moisture keeps them free from the attacks of red spider.

  • The red spider is one of the most serious pests on house plants, and, in a dry season, on plants about the lawn.

British Dictionary definitions for red spider

red spider

the red spider mite See spider mite
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