cocoon

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silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs

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retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment

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wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection

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Hanford's cocooned reactors are scheduled to remain in interim storage for up to 75 years to allow DOE, regulators and other stakeholders to determine the final disposal method and to allow the structures' high radiation levels to decay to safer levels.
SPEED TRAP: Road sign is engulfed by the web; WEB SITE: Hedge is cocooned in silk which was spun by ermine moth caterpillars like the one below