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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cob·web /ˈkɑbˌwɛb/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cob·web n.
 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 wit
 Entangled in the cobwebs of the schools.   --Cowper.
 3. That which is thin and unsubstantial, or flimsy and worthless; rubbish.
    The dust and cobwebs of that uncivil age.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 4. Zool. The European spotted flycatcher.
 Cobweb lawn, a fine linen, mentioned in 1640 as being in pieces of fifteen yards.
    Such a proud piece of cobweb lawn.   --Beau. & Fl.
 -- Cobweb micrometer, a micrometer in which threads of cobweb are substituted for wires.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: filaments from a cobweb [syn: gossamer]
      2: a dense elaborate spider web that is more efficient than the
         orb web