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cobwebby

[kob-web-ee]
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adjective
  1. bearing an accumulation of cobwebs.
  2. having the form, texture, or quality of cobwebs.
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Origin of cobwebby

First recorded in 1735–45; cobweb + -y1
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Examples from the Web for cobwebby

Historical Examples

  • I don't like to go in a cobwebby hole, and have you play kill me.

    St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. V, August, 1878, No 10.

    Various

  • The Lion was cobwebby and scarred; but, notwithstanding, he was a fine figure of a beast.

    Kisington Town

    Abbie Farwell Brown

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

  • Cobwebby, same as arachnoid; bearing hairs like cobwebs or gossamer.

  • I cannot vouch so confidently for the cobwebby legend which wove itself about him.

    An Old Town By The Sea

    Thomas Bailey Aldrich