Re"ti*a*ry (?), n. [See Retiarius.]

1. Zool.

Any spider which spins webs to catch its prey.

2.

A retiarius.

 

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Re`ti*a*ry, a. [Cf. LL. retiarius.]

1.

Netlike.

This work is in retiary, or hanging textures. Sir T. Browne.

2.

Constructing or using a web, or net, to catch prey; -- said of certain spiders.

3.

Armed with a net; hence, skillful to entangle.

Scholastic retiary versatility of logic. Coleridge.

 

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