spidery


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spi·der·y

 (spī′də-rē)
adj.
1.
a. Resembling a spider in form, characteristics, or behavior.
b. Resembling a spider's web; very fine: spidery handwriting.
2. Infested with spiders.

spidery

(ˈspaɪdərɪ)
adj
thin and angular like a spider's legs: spidery handwriting.

spi•der•y

(ˈspaɪ də ri)

adj.
1. like a spider.
2. long and thin like a spider's legs: spidery handwriting.
3. full of spiders.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spidery - relating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnidaspidery - relating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
Translations

spidery

[ˈspaɪdərɪ] ADJdelgado; [writing] → de patas de araña

spidery

[ˈspaɪdəri] adj [handwriting] → en pattes de mouche

spidery

adj writingkrakelig; outline, drawing, patternfein, spinnwebartig; limbs etcspinnenhaft

spidery

[ˈspaɪdərɪ] adj (handwriting) → angoloso/a
References in classic literature ?
But you couldn't get along without masters of some sort, and there arose a new set of masters - not the great, virile, noble men, but the shrewd and spidery traders and money-lenders.
We went over fields, crossed by spidery trails of gray fences, where the withered grasses stuck forlornly up through the snow; we lingered for a time in a group of hill pines, great, majestic tree-creatures, friends of evening stars; and finally struck into the belt of fir and maple which intervened between Carlisle and Baywater.
The young woman in the picture had a kind of a nice sweet face, but there was so many arms it made her look too spidery, seemed to me.
Thus, throughout the organization of the Oligarchy, our own organization, weblike and spidery, was insinuating itself.
When she was conducted into his presence he was squatting in a corner of the chamber upon his six spidery legs.
And, while the next punctilious legal wrangle between the attorneys interrupted his tale of what happened in the Vendome, Carter Watson, without bitterness, amused and at the same time sad, saw rise before him the machine, large and small, that dominated his country, the unpunished and shameless grafts of a thousand cities perpetrated by the spidery and vermin-like creatures of the machines.
High on the ridge above them, drawn in dark thin lines against the sky, was a figure looking so long and lean as to be almost spidery. The dark silhouette of the head showed two small tufts like horns; and they could almost have sworn that the horns moved.
The stars blinked lazily in the dim vault overhead; and the full moon, rising in the east, touched with its light the myriads of wisps and threads and spidery films of smoke that intertwined and writhed and twisted along the deck, over the rails, and up the masts and shrouds.
However, unlike the wellknown one with its spidery yellow or orange fragrant flowers on bare branches, Loropetalum Fire Dance is an evergreen with plum-pink foliage and rich pink flowers.
Gifted with spidery limbs at 6-foot-3, Obiena wasn't able to compete in the 2017 SEAG in Kuala Lumpur after a career-threatening ACL injury sidelined him that year.
Fab at two coats, but it did go a bit spidery when I piled on extra layers trying to get 'wonderluxe' volume.
So they're making themselves, At home in our house, Setting up a ladybird sanctuary, Reading old Ladybird books to allay boredom, And watching the Blue Planet, on catch-up TV, But I think they'll be with us 'till Christmas, As they've all settled on our bonsai tree, Dangling like red and black Christmas baubles, Ready to baulk at anything spidery.