not a spider web of evidence...

william salmon william.salmon at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 23 02:04:32 UTC 2006

Wade Smith, a defense attorney in the Duke lacrosse case, makes an
interesting if somewhat dubious innovation of "not a shred of evidence" or
"not a thread of evidence":

Smith added, "There is not a spider web of evidence to support Mr. Nifong's

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