Cobweb: a spider’s web, especially when old and covered with dust
I have watched with some nervous curiosity as a confident individual handles a snake.
They always seem to feel it is hilarious to offer the snake in my direction, waiting for me to step back in horror to provide them a hideous giggle. But everyone has small “somethings” that turn us into nutty little girls, running away in terror from a bee.
The other night I was sitting in the living room with my son, who is a large, burly man, when he suddenly winced and shimmied in his chair because a fly had come close to his ear. He was adequately embarrassed so I did not tease him, though greatly tempted.
Yet I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone walk through cobwebs without getting an icky face and batting with their hands in all directions to rid themselves of the sticky strings.
I once owned a house near a lake. I built a beautiful porch. Every morning there was a spider web in one corner. I took a broom and swept it away, but the next day it would be back again. I asked a friend about it and he said, “Well, the only way to get rid of the cobweb is to kill the spider. Otherwise, it will just continue to do its job faithfully.”
After all, a spider web is just a home for a spider, which doubles as a trap for flies so he can get good eats. It’s a rather ingenious invention.
If I could figure out how to turn my house into a trap for hamburgers, steaks and fried chicken, I’d do it, too.