Cobweb

Definition of Cobweb

Cob´web`
n.1.The network spread by a spider to catch its prey.
2.A snare of insidious meshes designed to catch the ignorant and unwary.
I can not but lament thy splendid wit
Entangled in the cobwebs of the schools.
- Cowper.
3.That which is thin and unsubstantial, or flimsy and worthless; rubbish.
The dust and cobwebs of that uncivil age.
- Sir P. Sidney.
4.(Zool.) The European spotted flycatcher.
Cobweb lawn
a fine linen, mentioned in 1640 as being in pieces of fifteen yards.
- Beck. Draper's Dict.
Such a proud piece of cobweb lawn.
- Beau. & Fl.

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