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1. A man who harvests.


n, pl -men
1. (Agriculture) a person engaged in harvesting
2. (Animals) Also called (US and Canadian): daddy-longlegs any arachnid of the order Opiliones (or Phalangida), having a small rounded body and very long thin legs


or dad′dy long′legs

(ˈlɔŋˌlɛgz, ˈlɒŋ-)
n., pl. -long•legs.
1. Also called harvestman. any spiderlike arachnid of the order Opiliones, having a compact rounded body and usu. extremely long, slender legs.
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Noun1.harvestman - spiderlike arachnid with a small rounded body and very long thin legs
arachnid, arachnoid - air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
genus Phalangium, Phalangium - type genus of the family Phalangiidae
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Late summer and early autumn are good times for spiders, and in winter you might find leafhoppers and harvestmen on conifers.
The effects of varied grazing management on epigeal spiders, harvestmen and pseudoscorpions of Nardus stricta grassland in upland Scotland.
Although they have eight legs, harvestmen are not spiders; they are more closely related to another arachnid, the scorpion," said author Dr Russell Garwood, a palaeontologist in the University of Manchester's School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences.
The fossil suggests that the ancient ancestors of this creature, also called as harvestmen had four eyes compared to the two eyed harvestmen found these days.
The other arthropods were Arachnida (20 spiders, 2 harvestmen, and 1 scorpion), Chilopoda (3 centipedes) and Diplopoda (2 millipedes).
For each order--spiders, scorpions, harvestmen, and so on--they summarize typical characteristics to help identify newly discovered fossils.
Autumn is the prime time for a very common and numerous, but little known, group of spider-like animals called harvestmen.
Over this area, there have been ecological or biogeographical studies that have included arachnids such as scorpions (Shelley and Sissom, 1995), solifugids (Muma, 1979; Brookhart and Brantley, 2000), harvestmen (Mackay et al.
By searching for rootworm DNA in their guts, Lundgren found that predators with sucking mouthparts (especially spiders, harvestmen, and mites) ate more rootworms than any of the other predators tested.
The book offers notes drawing to the attention of curious observers many of the common invertebrates living on the old farm, including sponges, snails, clams, worms of several sorts, bryozoans, spiders, harvestmen, pseudoscorpions, mites, crustaceans, centipedes, and millipedes.
Slugs, snails, harvestmen, worms, beetles, flies, ants, springtails, earwigs, spiders, mites, millipedes, centipedes and woodlice suddenly appear to be trapped and examined in magnifying jars.