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1. a web spun by certain spiders, esp those of the family Theridiidae, often found in the corners of disused rooms
2. a single thread of such a web


(1) A Web page that has not been updated in a long time.

(2) A Web page that is rarely downloaded because the references to it are obscure or the subject is simply uninteresting.
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Starting off by brushing down the staging I found a spider big enough to start school and we stood eyeing each other up wondering who was going to give in - easy, me, and I went to get the feather duster from the house but thankfully he'd disappeared into one of the dark cobwebby corners by the time I got back.
Even as a form of entertainment, though, mysteries--whether traditional detective yarns or noir-type thrillers--are frequently dismissed by the cognoscenti as a creaky, cobwebby form.
Revising cobwebby doctrine, the council acknowledged that other denominations and religions also offered "sanctification" and "truth.
with the apron she always wears and her horrible goiter-might come out and catch him retrieving the ball and, after giving him a good shaking, pen him into their cellar, among the cobwebby shelves of sealed fruit staring out and the skeletons of other caught children.
But Gross pokes into (agreeably) cobwebby nooks and crannies that even the long tendrils of Google cannot reach--at least not yet.
As Williams, Vidler sounds distractingly raspy, as though the maimed cop really shouldn't be spending so much time in a dusty, cobwebby building.
Gomez - superbly played by John Astin - was a sinister lawyer who kept a pet octopus named Aristotle, Carolyn Jones as wife Morticia favouring cobwebby black dresses, an alarmingly chalk-white face while cultivating man-eating plants.
Oxford permitted me (in fact, even encouraged me) to skulk around further in the dusty and cobwebby comers of the OED and other dictionaries, and More Weird and Wonderful Words has just been published (Oxford, 2003, hardcover, 0-19-517057-1, $16.
Capsules with valves not cobwebby on edges (or fruit noncapsular) (0); loculicidal capsules with valves cobwebby on edges (1) (a) This character was recorded from older stems.
Alas, a candle-lit night spent peering into cobwebby old cellars and crawling through tunnels produced nothing scarier than a couple of spiders and a mouse.
Turning and fumbling among a pile of dusty cardboard arrow boxes stacked in a cobwebby basement corner, I randomly withdraw and open one.