from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various arthropods of the class Arachnida, such as spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks, characterized by four pairs of segmented legs and a body that is divided into two regions, the cephalothorax and the abdomen. Also called arachnoid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the eight-legged creatures, including spiders and scorpions, of the class Arachnida
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An arachnidan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the Arachnida; an arachnidan.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
Venom as big slobbering fanged crazyman, with a bit of a thing for wanting to indulge in arachnid appetisers is what you find here.
This house has at least two long-term arachnid tenants.
His case is just one of a dozen this year in which Japanese have been nipped by this Australian arachnid, which is spinning its silk web from Nagoya to Fukuoka, to Osaka.
Mama, of course, was way sicker than either Mason or I, so she stayed home, which was probably for the best if only because Mason got to not only hold a Madagascar hissing cockroach (who LOVED the warm, moistness of his palm and nearly settled in for the evening,) but also a whip scorpion (which isn't really a scorpion at all, but a kind of arachnid related to the daddy-longlegs called a "harvestmen."
The fine-lined 11x14 image features farmgirl Fern Arable clutching Wilbur the saved-from-slaughter pig, as the literate arachnid Charlotte spins her magic above the livestock.
"Buggy" is the collective noun for clowns, so it makes perfect sense that Cirque du Soleil's arachnid extravaganza, "Ovo," at the Santa Monica Pier, is peopled insected? with a dazzling array of bugs.
Last Saturday I saw this arachnid on a tree in the park near my house.
In Sam Raimi's three Spider-Man movies starring Tobey Maguire, the film franchise decided to tinker with comic-book history and grant Peter Parker the biological powers to spin string -- as a result of that irradiated arachnid bite.
In each of the locations the arachnid architecture is much the same: a female spider winches together two or more stems of the hollow stalks and then wraps around the point where they touch a protected couch of white silk.
Fried scorpions on a miniature mountain of glass noodles in Beijing, artfully arranged to simulate fearsome arachnid battle.