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Spider Glue Used For Two Types Of Webs
2012-10-03 10:56:13

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The common house spider is creepy, no doubt. It is also inspiring, at least according to scientists from the University of Akron. Researchers there have been inspired to find new and better ways to develop adhesives for human applications as diverse as wound healing and industrial strength tape. Consider being able to use the same adhesive to help heal a fractured collar bone and create "ouch-free" bandages. Polymer scientists and...


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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 of 3 to 4 inches, while the male is smaller at 2 to 3 inches. The male has longer legs (up to 1 inch)...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'