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A large spider which frequently lives in houses, where it builds a sheet-like web:
- ‘The spider is the house spider which is more common this year thanks to the hot summer.’
- ‘And recently, my ex-partner told me she'd caught one of those huge house spiders you get at this time of year, by one leg instead of cupping it in her hand, and it bit her.’
- ‘Other biting spiders include the black house spider and huntsman.’
- ‘We are currently suffering a plague of monster house spiders.’
- ‘Reports of large house spiders found indoors are common at this time of year.’
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