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  • cobweb — [käb′web΄] n. [ME copweb < coppe, spider (< OE coppe, in atorcoppe < ator, poison + coppe, spider; prob. akin to cop, COP1) + WEB] 1. a web spun by a spider, esp. one spun indoors that has gathered dust 2. a single thread of such a web 3 …   English World dictionary

  • thread cross — Object made typically of two sticks bound together in the shape of a cross, with coloured threads wound around their ends to resemble a cobweb, used in Tibetan magical rituals to entrap evil spirits. Similar devices have been found in South… …   Universalium

  • thread — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. filament, fiber, hair; string; yarn; linen, cotton, silk, lisle, nylon, etc.; course, drift, train (of thought). See continuity, narrowness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. cotton, yarn, wool, lisle, filament …   English dictionary for students

  • cobweb — /kob web /, n., v., cobwebbed, cobwebbing. n. 1. a web spun by a spider to entrap its prey. 2. a single thread spun by a spider. 3. something resembling a cobweb; anything finespun, flimsy, or insubstantial. 4. a network of plot or intrigue; an… …   Universalium

  • cobweb — n. 1 a a fine network of threads spun by a spider from a liquid secreted by it, used to trap insects etc. b the thread of this. 2 anything compared with a cobweb, esp. in flimsiness of texture. 3 a trap or insidious entanglement. 4 (in pl.) a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cobweb — Synonyms and related words: air, animal fiber, artificial fiber, bait, birdlime, bola, bubble, cambric tea, capillament, chaff, chip, cilium, cirrus, cork, denier, dishwater, down, dragnet, dust, entanglement, ether, fairy, feather, fiber,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • thread — Synonyms and related words: Aralac, Avisco, Celanese, Chemstrand, Dacron, Dynel, Indian file, Lastex, Manila, Orlon, Terylene, Velon, Vicara, acetate rayon, alpaca, angora, animal fiber, array, articulation, artificial fiber, bank, bast, be… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cobweb — n 1. spider s web, gossamer, thread, filament, fiber, fibril, fibrilla, Biol. membrane, Zool. webbing. 2. gossamer, cheesecloth, mosquito netting, gauze, tissue, tissue paper; sheer, chiffon, voile, organza, organdy, lace, filigree; ephemera,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • cobweb — /ˈkɒbwɛb / (say kobweb) noun 1. a web or net spun by a spider to catch its prey. 2. a single thread spun by a spider. 3. anything fine spun, flimsy, or unsubstantial. 4. a network of plot or intrigue; an insidious snare. 5. anything obscure or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • The Cobweb (novel) — The Cobweb is a 1996 novel written by Neal Stephenson with Frederick George. In early editions it is credited to the pseudonym Stephen Bury.When Clyde Banks, an Iowan Deputy with a newborn baby and a wife in the first Gulf War, starts looking… …   Wikipedia

  • film — n. 1. Pellicle, thin skin or coating. 2. Thread, line thread, cobweb thread …   New dictionary of synonyms