He had long, quivering fingers as agile and restless as the antennae
of an insect.
He was tall and thin and very handsome, with a grizzled beard; his gray hair was very curly, and even rose in front in two rebellious ringlets that seemed to the fanciful to tremble like the antennae
of some giant insect, or to stir sympathetically with the restless tufted eyebrows over his rather haggard eyes.
On the agitation of his web, the enormous spider made an abrupt move from his central cell, then with one bound, rushed upon the fly, which he folded together with his fore antennae
, while his hideous proboscis dug into the victim's bead.
Farebrother on the possible histories of creatures that converse compendiously with their antennae
, and for aught we know may hold reformed parliaments; when suddenly some inarticulate little sounds were heard which called everybody's attention.
Its arms were fully as slender as its legs, and upon a rather long neck was perched its head -- not unlike the head of a man, except that its nose ended in a curling antenna, or "feeler," and its ears from the upper points bore antennae
that decorated the sides of its head like two miniature, curling pig tails.
By the time that an animal had reached, after numberless generations, the deepest recesses, disuse will on this view have more or less perfectly obliterated its eyes, and natural selection will often have effected other changes, such as an increase in the length of the antennae
or palpi, as a compensation for blindness.
At last, carefully examining with its antennae
the now motionless spider, it proceeded to drag away the body.