spider movement

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spider movement

Post by Archived Topic » Thu Dec 20, 2001 6:03 am

I just want a word that decribes the movement of a spider. The ones I currently know are totally inadequate. I've tried some new ones: sinistriding, menacading, malevalancing, but they seem awkward. Any suggestions?
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Post by Archived Reply » Thu Dec 20, 2001 6:17 am

Try posting this query in the Clubhouse section and you will very probably get a reply - there are some very knowledgeable people there with amazing vocabs.
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Post by Archived Reply » Thu Dec 20, 2001 6:32 am

Octocreeping?
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Post by Archived Reply » Thu Dec 20, 2001 6:46 am

Isn't octocreeping that suction cup thingy octopi do when climbing out of an aquarium? Actually spiders can do alot of interesting things from eskittering (a fast scamper usually when being chased by a human with a kleenex), the above mentioned octocreeping (when crawling out from behind something in the bathroom with intention to bite someone who is severly compromised by their state of undress), arachnidarting (that last run before a jumping spider takes off to land on you), to omniprowl (a predatorial hunting move, sometimes even used on bugs already netted). - More later! Thanks, this is fun!
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Post by Archived Reply » Thu Dec 20, 2001 7:01 am

Watching spiders in the sink and tootling across the floor late at night they definately scklitter: as in skittering and scatter. That slow longlegged knees bent determined walk they do when you know they have a certain place to go is definately like a pedaling. How about Octopedaling?

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Post by Archived Reply » Thu Dec 20, 2001 7:15 am

i think that all of you are very weird, but interesting never the less! Hope you find an awesome word to complete the search! Good luck!
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