cobwebby

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cobwebby covered with cobwebs
    • adj cobwebby so thin as to transmit light "a hat with a diaphanous veil","filmy wings of a moth","gauzy clouds of dandelion down","gossamer cobwebs","sheer silk stockings","transparent chiffon","vaporous silks"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cobwebby Abounding in cobwebs, or any fine web; resembling a cobweb.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cobwebby Of the nature of, resembling, or abounding with cobwebs: as, cobwebby texture; a cobwebby house.
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Usage

In literature:

We are going to make a festive occasion of it, and I am to christen her with a bottle of cobwebby old wine.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
She passed her cobwebby handkerchief across her lips and her hand trembled.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
And when we got down it was all arched like vaults, very cobwebby.
"New Treasure Seekers" by E. (Edith) Nesbit
In some specimens when young there is a slight cobwebby veil which very soon disappears.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Gordon recalled the cobwebby garment on the bed.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Its propeller was a shimmering, cobwebby disk before it.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
I don't like to go in a cobwebby hole, and have you play kill me.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. V, August, 1878, No 10." by Various
She tore off her light dancing-dress and shivered as she stripped and took refuge in a cobwebby nightgown.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
It's horribly dirty and stuffy and cobwebby in here!
"The Boarded-Up House" by Augusta Huiell Seaman
For a while their impressions were blurred, as if they struggled through some murky, cobwebby nightmare.
"Big Pill" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
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In news:

The latest takes on this captivating fabric—whether cobwebby and delicate or rich and dense—are unmistakably modern.
Somewhere in a cobwebby corner of my computer's hard disk are a few manuscripts I wrote 15 years ago on my first PC.
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