daddy longlegs

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daddy long·legs

 (lông′lĕgz′, lŏng′-)
n. pl. daddy longlegs
1. Any of various arachnids of the order Opiliones, having a small rounded body and long slender legs. Also called harvestman.
2. Chiefly British A crane fly.
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Noun1.daddy longlegs - long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bitedaddy longlegs - long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite
dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects - insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
2.daddy longlegs - 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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New Association member Stewart Gordon started the week with three top pond rainbows then took to the boat on the bottom pond to catch 14 rainbows in two sessions before rounding things off by catching six fish to 2lb on a daddy longlegs fly cast from the bank at Pipe Bay on the bottom pond.
WE may be enjoying an unusually warm end to the summer, but so are daddy longlegs - in fact there's going to be an explosion of them.
They're very dangerous, you know," he observed the other day when his younger brother became mildly hysterical following the discovery of a daddy longlegs in his bedroom.
They are the larvae of daddy longlegs, who lay their eggs in grass during autumn.
Meanwhile, if you can get it right there has been some good sport on Hoppers and Daddy Longlegs, as shown by Dennis Woods, of Teesside, who caught the biggest fish - a nice 16lb rainbow - with a Hopper twitched below the surface.
JONATHON BIGGIN readily admits that 18 months ago he rode a bike like a daddy longlegs.
But despite the devastation, a symbol of hope appears on the artist's head: daddy longlegs, a token of good luck, amidst swarming ants.
After Power and Talwar were both taken out at the final confirmation stage, the William Haggas-trained juvenile is set to lock horns with the Aidan O'Brientrained Daddy Longlegs and Superlative Stakes victor Red Duke in the 7f contest.
Other creatures that come include red velvet mites, daddy longlegs, and a chipmunk.
According to urban legend, the daddy longlegs is one of the most poisonous spiders around.
Even the good Lord might not expect us to be truly grateful for a squelch of fat and gristle, served under a squirt of red sauce and a heavy sweat of onions, all squashed in a pale bun," I whispered to myself, while resting my weary bottom on the remnants of the old air raid shelter wall in our back garden - opposite the brick tool shed, where at that moment a daddy longlegs was advancing along the roof-lip with considerable aplomb, though he had chosen to make this journey to the outside loo in an upsidedown position.
Daddy longlegs spiders are the most poisonous spiders in the world.