Definition of Trap-door spider
1. Noun. American spider that constructs a silk-lined nest with a hinged lid.
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Literary usage of Trap-door spider
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1. Homes Without Hands: Being a Description of the Habitations of Animals by John George Wood (1866)
"New-comers into the country which the trap-door spider inhabits are often surprised by seeing the ground open, a little lid lifted up, ..."
2. Psyche by Cambridge Entomological Club (1893)
"... publishes in the Bulletin of the Moscow society of naturalists (1890, 626) a full description of the structure and habits of a new trap-door spider, ..."
3. Eight Months in an Ox-waggon: Reminiscences of Boer Life by Edward F. Sandeman (1880)
"... Taxes—A Heavy Storm—Caterpillars—Plover—Crossing the Tugela by moonlight—Colenso—Chickens—trap-door spider—Ostrich Plains —Sand River—Washing-day. ..."
4. At Home in the Wilderness: Being Full Instructions how to Get Along, and to by John Keast Lord (1867)
"Mosquitoes—Sand-flies—The Breeze-fly—The Trumpet-flies—Jack- Spaniards—Stone-Wasps—Rattle-Snake Bites—A use for the Rattle—The trap-door spider—The ..."
5. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Workedited by Thomas Edward Finegan edited by Thomas Edward Finegan (1922)
"... trap-door spider Travertine Trap-door Snider, a fi*™6 *iv^ to town is Mount San Giuliano, the ancient Eryx. ..."