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Daddy longlegs   /dˈædi lˈɔŋlˌɛgz/   Listen
Daddy longlegs

noun
1.
Long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite.  Synonym: crane fly.
2.
Spiderlike arachnid with a small rounded body and very long thin legs.  Synonyms: harvestman, Phalangium opilio.






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"Daddy longlegs" Quotes from Famous Books



... floor," up one flight of stairs from the street. Luckily I was still in the draw-dining-room—a fantastic apartment crowded with nouveau-art furniture all out of drawing, like daddy longlegs—when the woman tapped and peeped in. If I had gone upstairs to my own top-floor room, I'm sure, being a prim person, she would have considered it improper to summon me down, and I should have ...
— Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley • C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson



Words linked to "Daddy longlegs" :   dipterous insect, dipteran, two-winged insects, Phalangium, Tipulidae, arachnid, dipteron, family Tipulidae, Phalangium opilio, harvestman, genus Phalangium, arachnoid



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