What does the word spider mean?

Usage examples for spider

  1. Has spider spin web around the town, and groom's mother has to cover it with golden beads. – Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore by Fay-Cooper Cole
  2. Mrs. Foster had suggested that they should each bake a quantity of " spider- cakes." – A Little Maid of Old Maine by Alice Turner Curtis
  3. This species delights in new- built houses, being, like the spider, pleased with the moisture of the walls; and besides, the softness of the mortar enables them to burrow and mine between the joints of the bricks or stones, and to open communications from one room to another. – The-Natural-History-of-Selborne by White, Gilbert