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Funnel Weavers Agelenidae
2014-06-19 13:16:37

Agelenidae is a family that holds about 1,200 recognized species of funnel weaver spiders that occur throughout the world. These spiders build funnel shaped webs that trap prey in their complicated patterns, but they should not be confused with other families of spiders that build funnel webs like funnel-web spiders or funnel-web tarantulas. Funnel weavers can reach an average body length...

Hobo Spider
2009-06-26 18:03:22

The Hobo Spider (Tegenaria agrestis) is a species of arachnid that is native to western and central Europe. It is now also found in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada. It has recently spread into southern Alaska, making it the first dangerous spider to humans in that state. It has been also recorded on a small island (Peberholm) in Denmark, and in southern Sweden. Its...

Dark Comb-footed Spider
2009-06-17 14:01:55

The Dark Comb-footed Spider (Steatoda grossa), also known as the Cupboard Spider, Brown House Spider, or False Black Widow (several other species are generally known by these names as well), is a species of arachnid found throughout the world, including the coasts of North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. One North American spider ( Steatoda borealis), is a closely related species...

Giant House Spider
2009-05-02 15:15:59

The Giant House Spider (Tegenaria duellica) is a species of arachnid native to western Europe. It was introduced by accident to the Pacific Northwest of North America around 1900. It took hold and increased rapidly in population. This spider is a close relative to the Barn Funnel Weaver Spider and the Hobo Spider. The Giant House Spider is sometimes mistakenly referred to as the Hobo Spider in...

Barn Funnel Weaver Spider
2009-05-02 15:07:42

The Barn Funnel Weaver Spider (Tegenaria domestica) also known as the Lesser House Spider, the Common House Spider, or the Domestic House Spider, is a species of arachnid that is commonly found in Europe and the United States. It is thought to have been introduced to the Americas by British colonists who have unknowingly provided passage across the Atlantic. The female can attain a length...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'