water spider


noun
  1. a Eurasian spider, Argyroneta aquatica, that spins a web in the form of an air-filled chamber in which it lives submerged in streams and ponds

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How to use water spider in a sentence

  • This is not the water spider that looks like a mosquito, but the other one, with black downy hair and red stripes on her body.

    Myths of the Cherokee | James Mooney
  • One variant makes the dilsta′yaʻtĭ, water-spider (“scissors,” Dolomedes), help in the work.

    Myths of the Cherokee | James Mooney
  • In another version the Dragon-fly assists the Water-spider by pushing the tusti from behind.

    Myths of the Cherokee | James Mooney
  • A little water-spider sat on the leaf of a water-lily and smoothed her fine velvet dress.

    The Pond | Carl Ewald
  • A change of diet was imperative, and, in seeking for this, he came into collision with the water-spider.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" | Douglas English