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spider web

or spider's web

the web that is spun by a spider, made of interlaced threads of viscous fluid that harden on exposure to air.
Origin of spider web
First recorded in 1525-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There was a thick coating of dust over everything, and films of spider web across the window panes yellowed the light.

    Narcissus Evelyn Scott
  • They forgot to look for a White Cricket, but eagerly ran about in the grass searching for a spider web.

    The King of Gee-Whiz Emerson Hough
  • Jack Townsend stood on a box in the corner of the room, probing at a spider web in the corner.

    The Garden of Eden

    Max Brand
  • As the phones clicked off Updyke with stubborn tenacity, lunged back into the woof of his spider web.

    Dreamy Hollow

    Sumner Charles Britton
  • Outside it is finished with gray shreds of bark, spider web, and a few small fragments of newspaper that had been water-soaked.

  • He wires J. Smith that he will set foot in the spider web on a given date; and the three of us lights out for Chicago.

  • A map of the mound resembles a spider web, with the spider (the spring) in the center.

    The Yellowstone National Park Hiram Martin Chittenden
  • Paris was the centre of the spider web long before Peace Delegates came here to discover the fact.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • So perfectly was it balanced with ultron and inertron that it had about the weight of a spider web.

    The Airlords of Han Philip Francis Nowlan
  • I don't know whether I want to trust myself in that spider web or not.

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