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 for Web press
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Web \Web\, n. [OE. web, AS. webb; akin to D. web, webbe, OHG.
     weppi, G. gewebe, Icel. vefr, Sw. v[aum]f, Dan. v[ae]v. See
     Weave.]
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     1. That which is woven; a texture; textile fabric; esp.,
        something woven in a loom.
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              Penelope, for her Ulysses' sake,
              Devised a web her wooers to deceive.  --Spenser.
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              Not web might be woven, not a shuttle thrown, or
              penalty of exile.                     --Bancroft.
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     2. A whole piece of linen cloth as woven.
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     3. The texture of very fine thread spun by a spider for
        catching insects at its prey; a cobweb. "The smallest
        spider's web." --Shak.
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     4. Fig.: Tissue; texture; complicated fabrication.
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              The somber spirit of our forefathers, who wove their
              web of life with hardly a . . . thread of rose-color
              or gold.                              --Hawthorne.
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              Such has been the perplexing ingenuity of
              commentators that it is difficult to extricate the
              truth from the web of conjectures.    --W. Irving.
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     5. (Carriages) A band of webbing used to regulate the
        extension of the hood.
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     6. A thin metal sheet, plate, or strip, as of lead.
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              And Christians slain roll up in webs of lead.
                                                    --Fairfax.
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        (a) The blade of a sword. [Obs.]
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                  The sword, whereof the web was steel,
                  Pommel rich stone, hilt gold.     --Fairfax.
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        (b) The blade of a saw.
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        (c) The thin, sharp part of a colter.
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        (d) The bit of a key.
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     7. (Mach. & Engin.) A plate or thin portion, continuous or
        perforated, connecting stiffening ribs or flanges, or
        other parts of an object. Specifically: 
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        (a) The thin vertical plate or portion connecting the
            upper and lower flanges of an lower flanges of an iron
            girder, rolled beam, or railroad rail.
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        (b) A disk or solid construction serving, instead of
            spokes, for connecting the rim and hub, in some kinds
            of car wheels, sheaves, etc.
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        (c) The arm of a crank between the shaft and the wrist.
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        (d) The part of a blackmith's anvil between the face and
            the foot.
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     8. (Med.) Pterygium; -- called also webeye. --Shak.
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     9. (Anat.) The membrane which unites the fingers or toes,
        either at their bases, as in man, or for a greater part of
        their length, as in many water birds and amphibians.
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     10. (Zool.) The series of barbs implanted on each side of the
         shaft of a feather, whether stiff and united together by
         barbules, as in ordinary feathers, or soft and separate,
         as in downy feathers. See Feather.
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     Pin and web (Med.), two diseases of the eye, caligo and
        pterygium; -- sometimes wrongly explained as one disease.
        See Pin, n., 8, and Web, n., 8. "He never yet had
        pinne or webbe, his sight for to decay." --Gascoigne.
  
     Web member (Engin.), one of the braces in a web system.
  
     Web press, a printing press which takes paper from a roll
        instead of being fed with sheets.
  
     Web system (Engin.), the system of braces connecting the
        flanges of a lattice girder, post, or the like.
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