• WordNet 3.6
    • adj spidery relating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • spidery Spiderlike.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Spidery spider-like
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. spither—A.S. spinnan, to spin; cf. Dan. spinder, Ger. spinne.


In literature:

Fascinated, Chris stared, as into this distant pallor stepped the short and remarkably spidery figure of a man.
"Mr. Wicker's Window" by Carley Dawson
With redoubled fury I hacked at the spidery shape.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
In a little cove, cradled in a cunning, spidery structure of wood, a submarine rested upon the ways.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
When the cadet officers reached the room they found Ferguson on the floor being strangled black in the face by spidery little Grayson.
"The Adventurer" by Cyril M. Kornbluth
I could even make out the landing platform, slightly elevated above the roof on spidery arches of silvery metal.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
What perfectly spidery-looking animals!
"Frances of the Ranges" by Amy Bell Marlowe
She was a large white craft, with a yellow funnel and two rakish-looking masts, with light spidery rigging.
"The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam" by John Henry Goldfrap
Four large spidery creatures entered the room, followed by a small bald man.
"Mr. President" by Stephen Arr
Her handwriting had been spidery enough, and he pictured her hopefully as small and wizened.
"Plashers Mead" by Compton Mackenzie
There were spidery scaffolds leading up to open ports in the metallic sides.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim

In poetry:

Her blindfold, stand revealed--a monster-god
With spidery arms and a mouth like a black hole--
While I leap, ant-sized, at her feet, blinded
By tears, raging blindly as, sense by sense, My mother is sucked away?
"Blind" by Charles H Webb

In news:

1 on a spidery hit list.
Are those spidery black things on Mars dangerous.
Spidery black dots on the Martian surface hint at an explosive geography.
The spidery narrows of Tangier 's medina take us at last to a small kiosk exclusively selling Berber goat cheese.
1 on a spidery hit list .
It makes lashes look long without a stiff, spidery effect.
Writing in spidery longhand in a notebook, he covered one side of the page.
This herd of spidery-looking things make up part of the Murchison Widefield Array, unveiled today in a remote part of the western Australia outback.
Along with diverse foliar and flower colors, textures, and heights, I like to mix up flower styles, too: disks, little cups, spidery, and tubular (for starters).