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 for Sedentary spider
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sedentary \Sed"en*ta*ry\, a. [L. sedentarius, fr. sedere to sit:
     cf. F. se['e]dentaire. See Sedent.]
     1. Accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man.
        "Sedentary, scholastic sophists." --Bp. Warburton.
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     2. Characterized by, or requiring, much sitting; as, a
        sedentary employment; a sedentary life.
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              Any education that confined itself to sedentary
              pursuits was essentially imperfect.   --Beaconsfield.
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     3. Inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil.
        [R.] "The sedentary earth." --Milton.
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              The soul, considered abstractly from its passions,
              is of a remiss, sedentary nature.     --Spectator.
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     4. Caused by long sitting. [Obs.] "Sedentary numbness."
        --Milton.
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     5. (Zool.) Remaining in one place, especially when firmly
        attached to some object; as, the oyster is a sedentary
        mollusk; the barnacles are sedentary crustaceans.
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     Sedentary spider (Zool.), one of a tribe of spiders which
        rest motionless until their prey is caught in their web.
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