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orb weaver

noun
1.
any of numerous spiders of the family Argiopidae, characterized by loosely woven, spiraling webs that have support lines radiating outward from the center.
Origin of orb weaver
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • To insects of its own size, the orb-weaver is a hideous, bloodthirsty monster.

    Book of Monsters David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild
  • It is not an orb-weaver and runs over its net instead of climbing along the under side of it as many orb-weavers do.

    Book of Monsters David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild

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