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what a cobweb reason

Posted by Smokey Stover on July 25, 2005

In Reply to: What a cobweb reason posted by Armin on July 25, 2005

: what is the meaning of " what a cobweb reason "

Armin, do you know what "context" means? "Cobwebe reason" is not exactly a catch-phrase. Your author has dragooned the noun cobweb into serving as an adjective, a slightly clumsy accommodation, and presumably wants us to apply the connotations of "cobweb" to something else. Those connotations are the apparent (to creatures other than spiders) flimsiness and insubstantiality of a cobweb. Thus he is apparently saying that someone's reason for something or other is "flimsy and insubstantial." I don't know why he couldn't have just said "flimsy and insubstantial" instead of confusing use with far-fetched metaphors. SS

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