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orb

(ôrb)
n.
1. A sphere or spherical object.
2. An eye or eyeball.
v.intr. Archaic
To move in an orbit.

orb

[ôrb]
Etymology: L, orbis, circle
describing something spheric or globelike.

orb

[L. orbis, circle, disk]
A spherical body, esp. the eyeball.
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In flush times, it behooves a colonial orb spider to live in large groups, because the big net that the spiders collectively create provides each individual with plenty to eat.
The female Orb Weaver produces the silk in her Pyriformes gland, a cluster of cells that secretes silk-building proteins.