Giddon exclaimed sharply and clawed a spider web from his face.
Take all the webbing of a normal spider, wad it up and tangle everything together then attach it to random points.
"I did what I had to in order to ensure the web never crashes down around the spider," he said.
"Who is the spider in my web?" she demanded.
Westlake plugged forward, his nose nearly at the windshield, which was spider-webbed with nicks and cracks, as the old car crawled higher.
Yet she'd seen the most incredibly huge spider dangling over her head when she awoke.
Compared to the spider web of highways in Los Angeles, it looked simple.
The tarantula spider and the scorpion are found in the south of Italy.
When an insect strikes the web the spider loosens his hold of the trap-line, thus enveloping the victim in a tangle of threads which would otherwise not come into contact with it.
Until maturity is reached the spider has the power to repair lost or damaged limbs.
There is no actual proof that this spider is more poisonous than others, but it is a significant fact that its species, inhabiting countries as widely separated as Chile, Madagascar, Australia, New Zealand and South Europe are held in great fear by the indigenous population, and many stories are current of serious or fatal results following their bites.
The fresh-water spider (Argyroneta) lives amongst the weeds of lakes and ponds and, like Desis, is quite at home beneath the water either swimming from spot to spot or crawling amongst the stems of aquatic plants.
As a permanent home the spider makes beneath the surface a thimble-shaped web, with inverted mouth, anchoring it to the weeds.
The nature of the integument and its hairy clothing in all spiders enables them to be plunged under water and withdrawn perfectly dry, and many species, even as large as the common English house-spider (Tegenaria), are so lightly built that they can run with speed over the surface of standing water, and this faculty has been perfected in genera like Pirata, Dolomedes and Triclaria, which are always found in the vicinity of lakes or on the edges of rivers and streams, readily taking to the water or running down the stems of water plants beneath its surface when pursued.
If I were confined to a corner of a garret all my days, like a spider, the world would be just as large to me while I had my thoughts about me.