Examples from the Web for water spider
Historical Examples of water spider
Now, the water-spider lived by himself in a bubble of his own making."Wee Tim'rous Beasties"
He had torn the water-spider's nest and crushed the spider herself.The Pond
It looks more like a water-spider than anything else, commented Jerry Jackson, one of the Jersey twins.The Eight-Oared Victors
One variant makes the dilsta′yaʻtĭ, water-spider (“scissors,” Dolomedes), help in the work.
In another version the Dragon-fly assists the Water-spider by pushing the tusti from behind.