red spider

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n red spider small web-spinning mite; a serious orchard pest
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The spider used in the 2002 movie Spider-Man was a Steatoda spider, not a black widow. The spider was given anaesthesia, and was then painted blue and red
    • Red spider (Zoöl) a very small web-spinning mite (Tetranychus telarius) which infests, and often destroys, plants of various kinds, especially those cultivated in houses and conservatories. It feeds mostly on the under side of the leaves, and causes them to turn yellow and die. The adult insects are usually pale red. Called also red mite.
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Usage

In literature:

So I would rush Spider, or Irish, or Scotty, or whoever was my crew, with the can for beer and the demijohn for red wine.
"John Barleycorn" by Jack London
Then let us try red, the brightest colour to our retina and probably also to the Spiders'.
"The Life of the Spider" by J. Henri Fabre
Here is a red spider, not so big as a pin's head.
"The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories" by Mark Twain
Mr. Mavering walked beside Alice, modestly explaining the difficulties of rose culture, and his method of dealing with the red spider.
"April Hopes" by William Dean Howells
Why, as I was a-turnin' away at dat ol' windlass dere was red spiders crawlin' up me legs.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The Red Spider, Circular 104, Bureau of Entomology.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
In the Sunland you repose, O Red Spider.
"The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees" by James Mooney
Then Young Leather and Red Slippers kissed him on the nose, kissed the last and fifth of the five long-legged spider jack-rabbits.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
Out of it came one of the spiders, not rust-red like those we had seen, but faded to a dirty yellow.
"The Death-Traps of FX-31" by Sewell Peaslee Wright
RED SPIDER bothers in hot dry weather.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
It is a small black spider, with a red stripe on its back.
"Maori and Settler" by G. A. Henty
Keep off red spider by syringing.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
She can convert the white water of the rill into rich red wine and the threads of the spiders into a tartan plaid.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries" by W. Y. Evans Wentz
A monstrous purple and red spider sprawled its bloated form and lobster-like claws upon the delicate rose-leaf skin.
"Wild Honey" by Cynthia Stockley
Travelling toward it, with tremendous strides, came an enormous red spider, with white spots and great protruding eyes.
"The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book" by Constance Cary Harrison
Cut in halves, skin, sprinkle with salt and red pepper, and fry one minute in a spider, with no additional fat.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book" by Myrtle Reed
Yellow spots are also a frequent symptom of the presence of Aphides, of Red Spider, etc.
"Disease in Plants" by H. Marshall Ward
To destroy the red spider, syringe the plants copiously at night, and splash the paths with water.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7" by Various
It is most always sickly, and infested with red spiders.
"Talks about Flowers." by M. D. Wellcome
A big red scar, branching like a spider's web, disfigured her right cheek.
"The Memoirs of an American Citizen" by Robert Herrick
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In poetry:

spire, not true, from which a man in scarlet lets
down a rope as a spider spins a thread;
he might be part of a novel, but on the sidewalk a
sign says C. J. Poole, Steeple Jack,
in black and white; and one in red
and white says
"The Steeple-Jack" by Marianne Moore

In news:

Corona Australis, the Castaway Cluster, and the Red Spider Nebula.
Every fall without fail, regardless of anything the weather has dished out, we can count on seeing these beautiful little red spider lilies.
The black widow spider is identified by an hourglass shaped red mark on its abdomen, and the World Series is over.
The red patch that appeared on Roy Brillon's thigh could have been a spider bite.
Passion had nothing to do with gardener's multiplying red spider lilies.
It was run by players Red Hoover (deceased), Spider Michael James and Leo Washboard Thomas.
Every fall without fail, regardless of anything the weather has dished out, we can count on seeing these beautiful little red spider lilies .
What if, instead of being bitten by a radioactive spider that gave him superhuman abilities, Spiderman was just some regular powerless guy who dressed up in a red and blue costume with silly string cans.
The 12C Spider 's launch color seen here is called Volcano Red.
Red Velvet Spider Web Cupcakes.
7 Actresses on Their Biggest Fears, Worst Auditions and Roles T. 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Red Carpet Interviews With Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone.
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