trapdoor spider


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trap·door spider

 (trăp′dôr′)
n.
Any of various spiders of the family Ctenizidae, found in warm climates, that construct a silk-lined burrow concealed by a hinged lid.
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My students' favourite Skvpe session was when the arachnologisf on the expedition placed o decently sized trapdoor spider on my hand and it scuttled up my arm wh, el feigned being brave in front of my students.
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