spider

a circular steel device that holds slips supporting a suspended string of drill pipe, casing, or tubing. A spider may be split or solid.

spider

(spi´dәr) an arthropod of the class Arachnida. In the United States, the two spiders whose bites are most likely to cause a serious reaction are the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider spider angioma. arterial spider spider angioma. bla...
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spider

[n] - a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database 2. [n] - a skillet made of cast iron 3. [n] - predatory arachnid that usually has silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body
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Spider

• (n.) Any one of numerous species of arachnids comprising the order Araneina. Spiders have the mandibles converted into poison fangs, or falcers. The abdomen is large and not segmented, with two or three pairs of spinnerets near the end, by means of which they spin threads of silk to form cocoons, or nests, to protect their eggs and young. Ma...
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spider

wanderer noun a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine
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Spider

[Bourgeois] Spider is a sculpture by Louise Bourgeois. Executed in 1996 as an edition of six and cast in 1997; bronze with a silver nitrate patina, with the first of the edition being steel. An example was acquired by the Denver Art Museum for its new addition in 2006. Other locations in permanent collections include the National Gallery of...
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Spider

[computer magazine] Spider written as SPIDER (written with a mirrored `R`) is a monthly magazine circulated in Pakistan by the DAWN group of newspapers, focusing on issues related to software/hardware and Internet technologies. The magazine sported a tagline boasting it to be `Pakistan`s Internet Magazine` till March 2005. Since most of the...
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Spider

[locomotive] The locomotive to become known as `Spider` in its service on the Marrawah Tramway, Tasmania was originally a small Baldwin-built steam tram constructed about 1890 for usage on the 4 ft 8 ½ gauge in Bendigo street tramway, Victoria, Australia. In 1911 the Marrawah Tramway Company purchased the locomotive for the Marrawah Tramwa...
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Spider

[magazine] Spider is an illustrated literary magazine designed for children from 6 to 9 years old. Started in January 1994, the magazine is published in the United States by The Cricket Magazine Group, which is owned by the Carus Publishing Company. The magazine tells original short stories, poems, nonfiction articles, activities, games and...
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[movie] Picture of the Academia Juarez (Juarez Stake Academy) in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. ...
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Spider

[nickname] Spider is the nickname of: ...
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Spider

[polarimeter] Spider is a balloon-borne experiment designed to search for primordial gravity waves imprinted on the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Measuring the strength of this signal puts limits on inflationary theory. The Spider instrument consists of six degree-resolution telescopes cooled to liquid Helium temperature (4 K) which ob...
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[portal] Strathclyde Personal Interactive Development and Educational Resource (SPIDER) is a virtual learning environment used by the University of Strathclyde to provide an online platform for class material, support and more. ==History== SPIDER began in 1998 as a web project to convert a single course module into an interactive web enviro...
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[pulp fiction] == Background == The Spider was created by Harry Steeger at Popular Publications in 1933 as competition to Street and Smith Publications` vigilante hero, the Shadow. Similar to the character of The Shadow, the Spider was in actuality millionaire playboy Richard Wentworth (who had been a Major in World War I), living in New Yo...
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Spider

[solitaire] Spider is a type of Patience game. It is one of the more popular two-deck solitaire games. ==The game== The main purpose of the game is to remove all cards from the table, assembling them in the tableau before removing them. Initially, 54 cards are dealt to the tableau in ten piles, face down except for the top cards. The tablea...
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Spider

[utensil] A spider ({zh|t=笊籬|s=笊篱|p=zhàolí}) is a type of skimmer used in Asian and Dutch cooking in the form of a wide shallow wire-mesh basket with a long handle, used for removing hot food from a liquid or skimming foam off when making broths. The name is derived from the wire pattern, which looks like a spider`s web. Unlike si...
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Spider

Spi'der noun [ Middle English spiþre , from Anglo-Saxon spinnan to spin; -- so named from spinning its web; confer Dutch spin a spider, German spinne , Swedish spindel . Seee Spin .] 1. (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of arachnids c...
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spider

1. <zoology> Any one of numerous species of arachnids comprising the order Araneina. Spiders have the mandibles converted into poison fangs, or falcers. The abdomen is large and not segmented, with two or three pairs of spinnerets near the end, by means of which they spin threads of silk to form cocoons, or nests, to protect their eggs and yo...
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Spider

A software program employed by a search engine that automatically surveys the Web in order to expand the search engine's database of Web pages and Web sites indexed by subject.
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spider

a structure supporting the core or poles of a rotor from the shaft, and typically consisting of a hub, spokes and rim, or some modified arrangement of these
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Spider

A term used to describe search engines such as Yahoo and Alta Vista, because of the way they cruise
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Spider

Also known as a crawler or ant, a program that uses hyperlinks to make methodical searches of the web to provide information about pages for search engines.
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Spider

An Internet robot (used by a search engine) that explores the Web at large. Spiders collect Web page addresses based on content found at those pages.
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Spider

Another, less commonly used, term for Spreader.
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spider

Any arachnid (eight-legged animal) of the order Araneae. There are about 30,000 known species, mostly a few centimetres in size, although a few tropical forms attain great size, for example, some bird-eating spiders attain a body length of 9 cm/3.5 in. Spiders produce silk, and many spin ...
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