adjective Date: 1825 1. a. resembling a spider in form or manner b. resembling a spiderweb <
spidery handwriting
; especially composed of fine threads or lines in a weblike arrangement <
spidery lace
2. infested with spiders

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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