Cob"web` (?), n. [Cob a spider + web.]
The network spread by a spider to catch its prey.
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.
That which is thin and unsubstantial, or flimsy and worthless; rubbish.
The dust and cobwebs of that uncivil age.
Sir P. Sidney.
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 cobwed are substituted for wires.
© Webster 1913.