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ground spider

[OED, any kind of spider that burrows or lives under stones 1880→; DAE idem 1867→] n. the tarantula, Theraphosidae sp.: 1788 Centipeeds and ground-spiders, likewise dreaded (Schoepf 306). 1880 The only venemous creatures on the island are the tarantulas, or ground spiders as they are called by the natives (Ives 136). = CHANCHILLA, GRAND SPIDER (Black)

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Last update: 2011-05-21 05:49
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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