Cob"web`(?), n. [Cob a spider + web.] 1. The network spread by a spider to catch its prey.
2. A snare of insidious meshes designed to catch the ignorant and unwary.
I can not but lament thy splendid witCowper.
Entangled in the cobwebs of the schools.
3. That which is thin and unsubstantial, or flimsy and worthless; rubbish.
The dust and cobwebs of that uncivil age.Sir P. Sidney.
(Zol.) The European spotted flycatcher.
Cobweb lawn, a fine linen, mentioned in 1640 as being in pieces of fifteen yards.
Beck. Draper's Dict.
Such a proud piece of cobweb lawn.Beau. & Fl.
Cobweb micrometer, a micrometer in which threads of cobweb are substituted for wires.
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