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cobweb +‎ -y


cobwebby (comparative cobwebbier, superlative cobwebbiest)

  1. Having many cobwebs.
    • 1944, Emily Carr, “Attic Eagles”, in The House of All Sorts[1]:
      Off this landing and over the studio was a dark cobwebby place, tangled with wiring, plumbing, ventilation and mystery.
  2. Resembling a cobweb or cobwebs.
    • 1980, Carl Sagan, chapter VI, in Cosmos, Random House, published 2002:
      [] wonderful images of [] the cobwebby features of Ganymede []
  3. (figurative) Old or dated.
    • 2014 August 22, Private Eye, number 1373, page 15:
      As for changing the TV landscape, almost every programme it screened from 8pm until the early hours in the week beginning 11 August was either a repeat of one of its original transmissions or a re-run of cobwebby sitcoms and dramas it has bought from established terrestrial networks.