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cobweb


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cobweb  \Cob"web`\,  n.  [Cob  a  spider  +  web.] 
  1.  The  network  spread  by  a  spider  to  catch  its  prey. 
 
  2.  A  snare  of  insidious  meshes  designed  to  catch  the  ignorant 
  and  unwary. 
 
  I  can  not  but  lament  thy  splendid  wit  Entangled  in 
  the  cobwebs  of  the  schools.  --Cowper. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  thin  and  unsubstantial,  or  flimsy  and 
  worthless;  rubbish. 
 
  The  dust  and  cobwebs  of  that  uncivil  age.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  European  spotted  flycatcher. 
 
  {Cobweb  lawn},  a  fine  linen,  mentioned  in  1640  as  being  in 
  pieces  of  fifteen  yards.  --Beck.  Draper's  Dict. 
 
  Such  a  proud  piece  of  cobweb  lawn.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  {Cobweb  micrometer},  a  micrometer  in  which  threads  of  cobweb 
  are  substituted  for  wires. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cobweb 
  n  1:  filaments  from  a  cobweb  [syn:  {gossamer}] 
  2:  a  dense  elaborate  spider  web  that  is  more  efficient  than  the 
  orb  web 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  COBWEB 
  COntent-Based  image  retrieval  on  the  WEB  (WWW,  ESPRIT) 
 
 




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