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spiderweb

[spahy-der-web] /ˈspaɪ dərˌwɛb/
verb (used with object), spiderwebbed, spiderwebbing.
1.
to cover with a spider web or fine lines resembling a spider web.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; v. use of spider web
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Examples from the web for spiderweb
  • One way to get your mind around these extra dimensions is to visualize a single strand of a spiderweb.
  • Neither of these reasons explain why there is symmetry in a spiderweb.
  • At intervals the doe stretches forward, as if she's pushing her nose through a spiderweb.
  • Their branched frameworks of midribs create a weird spiderweb pattern after the leaflets drop off in early autumn.
Word Origin and History for spiderweb
n.

1530s, from spider + web (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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spiderweb in Technology
tool
A program for creating versions of Knuth's WEB self-documenting programs ("literate programming").
(ftp://princeton.edu/).
(1999-08-26)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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