sea spider


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sea spider any of various small spiderlike marine arthropods having small thin bodies and long slender legs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sea spider (Zoöl) Any maioid crab; a spider crab. See Maioid, and Spider crab, under Spider.
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In literature:

A few steps off, a monstrous sea-spider, about thirty-eight inches high, was watching me with squinting eyes, ready to spring upon me.
"Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne
The little girl now noticed several sea spiders creeping around and drew back because she did not think them very pretty.
"The Sea Fairies" by L. Frank Baum
To the spider the web is as large as to the whale the whole wide sea; that is the truth.
"The Bow of Orange Ribbon" by Amelia E. Barr
A few steps off, a monster sea-spider, about forty inches high, was watching me with squinting eyes, ready to spring on me.
"The Literary World Seventh Reader" by Various
There must be no myth of a Northeast Passage left lurking in any of the many inlets of this spider-shaped sea.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
The bandit strode swiftly to the Sea Spider House.
"Jack Wright and His Electric Stage;" by "Noname"
Never before had white men's boats cruised the waters of that spider-shaped sea.
"Pioneers of the Pacific Coast" by Agnes C. Laut
The crabs are the spider-formed scavengers of the sea.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Innumerable small boats glided rapidly over the sea, like water-spiders.
"Majesty" by Louis Couperus
It was a gray morning on deck, a gray sea, a gray sky, and a gray, spider-cloth, unimportant coast of Italy not far away.
"Sea and Sardinia" by D. H. Lawrence

In news:

Megarachne was not an enormous spider on the order of Shelob, but a strange sea scorpion.
Giant sea spiders and carnivorous flower sponges.