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Spider vs. Housefly — What's the Difference?

Spider vs. Housefly — What's the Difference?

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Spider

Spiders (order Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs, chelicerae with fangs generally able to inject venom, and spinnerets that extrude silk. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all orders of organisms.
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Housefly

The housefly (Musca domestica) is a fly of the suborder Cyclorrhapha. It is believed to have evolved in the Cenozoic Era, possibly in the Middle East, and has spread all over the world as a commensal of humans.
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Spider

An eight-legged predatory arachnid with an unsegmented body consisting of a fused head and thorax and a rounded abdomen. Spiders have fangs which inject poison into their prey, and most kinds spin webs in which to capture insects.
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Housefly

A common, widely distributed fly (Musca domestica) that frequents human dwellings, breeds in moist or decaying organic matter, and transmits a wide variety of diseases.
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Spider

An object resembling a spider, especially one having numerous or prominent legs or radiating spokes.
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Housefly

Any fly regularly found in human dwellings.
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Spider

Another term for crawler (sense 2)
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Housefly

The common housefly, Musca domestica, that frequents most homes and spreads some diseases.
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Spider

Move in a scuttling manner suggestive of a spider
A treecreeper spidered head first down the tree trunk
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Housefly

Common fly (Musca domestica) that frequents human habitations and spreads many diseases.
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Spider

Another term for crawl (sense 4 of the verb)
When the search engines spider your site they'll find all of the pages
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Housefly

Common fly that frequents human habitations and spreads many diseases
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Spider

Any of numerous arachnids of the order Araneae, having a body divided into a cephalothorax and an abdomen, eight legs, two chelicerae that bear venom glands, and two or more spinnerets that produce the silk used to make nests, cocoons, or webs for trapping insects.
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Spider

One that resembles a spider, as in appearance, character, or movement.
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Spider

A program that automatically retrieves webpages and follows the links on them to retrieve more webpages. Spiders are used by search engines to retrieve publicly accessible webpages for indexing, and they can also be used to check for links to webpages that no longer exist. Also called crawler, search bot.
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Spider

New England, Upper Northern, & South Atlantic US See frying pan.
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Spider

A trivet.
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Spider

Any of various eight-legged, predatory arthropods, of the order Araneae, most of which spin webs to catch prey.
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Spider

A program which follows links on the World Wide Web in order to gather information.
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Spider

A float drink made by mixing ice-cream and a soda or fizzy drink (such as lemonade).
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Spider

An alcoholic drink made with brandy and lemonade or ginger beer.
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Spider

(slang) A spindly person.
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Spider

(slang) A man who persistently approaches or accosts a woman in a public social setting, particularly in a bar.
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Spider

A stick with a convex arch-shaped notched head used to support the cue when the cue ball is out of reach at normal extension; a bridge.
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Spider

A cast-iron frying pan with three legs, once common in open-hearth cookery.
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Spider

(cooking) Implement for moving food in and out of hot oil for deep frying, with a circular metal mesh attached to a long handle; a spider skimmer
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Spider

(cycling) A part of a crank, to which the chainrings are attached.
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Spider

Heroin.
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Spider

(music) Part of a resonator instrument that transmits string vibrations from the bridge to a resonator cone at multiple points.
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Spider

A skeleton or frame with radiating arms or members, often connected by crosspieces, such as a casting forming the hub and spokes to which the rim of a fly wheel or large gear is bolted; the body of a piston head; or a frame for strengthening a core or mould for a casting.
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Spider

A soft-hackle fly.
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Spider

(sports) The network of wires separating the areas of a dartboard.
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Spider

(maths) A spider graph or spider tree.
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Spider

(obsolete) A type of light phaeton.
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Spider

(photography) A support for a camera tripod, preventing it from sliding.
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Spider

(lawn bowls) A competition in which several participants are spread evenly around the edges of the green, who all make one bowl towards the central jack at the same time; the winner being the person whose bowl ends up closest to the jack.
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Spider

To move like a spider.
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Spider

To cover a surface like a cobweb.
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Spider

To follow links on the World Wide Web in order to gather information.
The online dictionary is regularly spidered by search engines.
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Spider

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. Many species spin also complex webs to entrap the insects upon which they prey. The eyes are usually eight in number (rarely six), and are situated on the back of the cephalothorax. See Illust. under Araneina.
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Spider

Any one of various other arachnids resembling the true spiders, especially certain mites, as the red spider (see under Red).
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Spider

An iron pan with a long handle, used as a kitchen utensil in frying food. Originally, it had long legs, and was used over coals on the hearth.
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Spider

A trevet to support pans or pots over a fire.
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Spider

A skeleton, or frame, having radiating arms or members, often connected by crosspieces; as, a casting forming the hub and spokes to which the rim of a fly wheel or large gear is bolted; the body of a piston head; a frame for strengthening a core or mold for a casting, etc.
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Spider

Predatory arachnid that usually has silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey
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Spider

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

A skillet made of cast iron
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