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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WEBBING

The webbing which goes back and forth is interwoven with that which goes from right to left.

Further down, another affair of webbing went around his waist.

There were many people on the webbing of paths that came from the temple rock.

Each of the pup's toes was joined to the next by a webbing of skin.

Then drawing the webbing tight was no trouble, and I was spinning with the bird.

The significance of the webbing was questioned by Shannon and Humphrey.

Each of these was faced by two or three of the bucket-seats, only these swung in webbing.

The webbing is red, and extends about an inch and a half, when a narrow fringe finishes the ends.

He belched gently and stretched his long legs luxuriously away from the webbing of the bucket camp chair.

Banbury manufactures horse girths and other kinds of webbing, as well as excellent ale.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English webb "woven fabric," from Proto-Germanic *wabjam "fabric, web" (cf. Old Saxon webbi, Old Norse vefr, Dutch webbe, Old High German weppi, German gewebe "web"), from PIE *webh- "to weave" (see weave (v.)).

Meaning "spider's web" is first recorded early 13c. Applied to the membranes between the toes of ducks and other aquatic birds from 1570s. Internet sense is from 1992, shortened from World Wide Web (1990). Web browser, web page both also attested 1990.

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