What is another word for cobweb?

Pronunciation: [kˈɒbwɛb] (IPA)

The word "cobweb" is one of the most famous words used to describe a spider's net. However, there are many synonyms for this term that you may not be aware of. Some of these synonyms include spider web, network, mesh, and lacework. Another similar term is gossamer, which refers to a delicate, thin spider web. Various cultures can refer to cobweb in different terms. It's called a ghostnet in Swedish while in Spanish, it is referred to as the spiderweb of lies; which might suggest a link between the tangled nature and lies. However, regardless of these different terms, the use of cobweb remains unique and will always denote a spider's silky, sticky web.

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Usage examples for Cobweb

The force of public convenience would break the red-tape barrier like a cobweb.
"America To-day, Observations and Reflections"
William Archer
It is just like a cobweb.
"Second Shetland Truck System Report"
William Guthrie
A thread the size of a cobweb could carry all the current turned out by Niagara without heating up.
"Long Ago, Far Away"
William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster

Famous quotes with Cobweb

  • Touch but a cobweb in Westminster Hall, and the old spider of the law is out upon you with all his vermin at his heels.
    Henry Fox
  • Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships.
    Ross Perot
  • Life is like a cobweb, not an organization chart.
    Ross Perot
  • He's such a cobweb, a pinch would annihilate him.
    Emily Brontë
  • Summer fog. It leached all color and substance from the world, leaving only grays. Lead gray tombstone gray cobweb gray ash gray snot gray dust gray corpse gray. It was unheard-of that there be fog at this time of the year, late August. So it had to be another portent — as dire a one as the death of the One-Handed Warrior. There were many who said that the fog had its origin in the supercooled ashes of the hero: each molecule of his scattered body accreting water vapor, each tiny relic drawing to itself the air's own tears to fashion this wide-spreading shroud over the Many-Colored Land.
    Julian May

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