cobweb

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Etymology[edit]

From the Middle English coppeweb, from coppe (spider), from attercoppe, from Old English āttercoppe, from ātor (poison) + copp (head) + web (web)

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  • Hyphenation: cob‧web
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Noun[edit]

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cobweb (plural cobwebs)

  1. A spiderweb, or the remains of one, especially an asymmetrical one that is woven with an irregular pattern of threads.
  2. One of its filaments; gossamer
  3. (figuratively) Something thin and unsubstantial, or flimsy and worthless; rubbish.
    • Sir Philip Sidney
      The dust and cobwebs of that uncivil age.
  4. An intricate plot to catch the unwary
    • Cowper
      Entangled in the cobwebs of the schools.
  5. (Internet) A web page that either has not been updated for a long time, or that is rarely visited
  6. The European spotted flycatcher.

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