arachnophobia


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arachnophobia

[ə¦rak·nō′fōb·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of spiders.
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So if you do have mild arachnophobia then just a little common sense could be the cure.
Arachnophobia had to dig deep to deny Johnmanderville by a nose in the 7f handicap, and could next be seen at the turf season's opening meeting at Doncaster, according to racing manager Derek Shockledge.
The qualified hypnotherapist treats patients with problems ranging from agoraphobia to arachnophobia at her Midland practice.
SHARPENING SPIDER SENSES: There was certainly no arachnophobia at Monday night's gala premiere of ``Spider-Man'' at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood.
The pick of Buena Vista's cut price releases this week include: Jeff Daniels battling a giant spider from Venezuela in Arachnophobia, sky-diving instructor Charlie Sheen getting mixed up with the mysterious Nastassja Kinski in knockabout action comedy Terminal Velocity, and serious acting on show from Jack Nicholson, Anjelica Huston and David Morse in dark thriller The Crossing Guard (Buena Vista Home Entertainment, all pounds 4.
In a scene reminiscent of horror flick Arachnophobia, Katie - no fan of creepy crawlies - got the shock of her life when lifting up one of the floorboards and spotting a large, hairy leg.
Arachnophobia workshops have been held on site for the last four years and there's no shortage in demand to tackle the terror.
He's also well-known for various other roles in major movies including Pleasantville, Speed, Arachnophobia, 101 Dalmations.
YOU wouldn't want to suffer from arachnophobia if you went to David Greenwood's school.
Arachnophobia looked to be in the grip of the handicapper before scoring over course and distance last time out, when he posted a career-best effort.
He admits to a complete and overpowering arachnophobia.
The boss's wife will love them, provided she doesn't suffer from arachnophobia.