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Monday, 27 July 2020

Spot the Frippet: web.

Yes, spider's webs, of course:

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photo by Andreas Eichler

but there are also caterpillar webs to spot if you look:

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Eastern Tent caterpillars. Photo by J.R. Carmichael

and how about other sorts of webs, like these?

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illustration by James Johonnot

or these:

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photo by Thomas

or how about one of these? (the web is the space between the ribs):

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photo of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, England, by HARTLEPOOLMARINA2014

In my neighbourhood when I was a kid almost every house had a copy of a book called The Endless Web, because nearly everyone worked at the paper factory and a big roll of paper for feeding into the machines was called a web.

The woven bit round the edge of a rug is called a web, too.

And if all else fails then how are you reading this? Via the World Wide Web, of course.

Well, that was easy, wasn't it.

Spot the Frippet: web This word was webb in Old English.


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