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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Roger Martin hooked six, then three using a daddy longlegs as did Ken Bowring, who also caught five on an early-morning boat session on the bottom pond.
Lucy Carson TOP TREND: Experts have said that a plague of 200 billion daddy longlegs will swarm Britain this Autumn.
According to experts, the weather this summer was perfect for the insects, also known as daddy longlegs, to boom.
BILLIONS of daddy longlegs are set to hatch out this autumn - including a giant variety spreading north because of climate change.
A PLAGUE of giant daddy longlegs is set to flood Britain this autumn.
BILLIONS of daddy longlegs are set to invade this autumn, including a giant variety spreading northwards because of climate change.
FLY BOX Caistron: Muddlers, daddies and for deeper fish, crunchers and snatchers; also yellow dancers and woolly buggers to provoke takes Chatton: Buzzers, damsels, Olive Fritz, F-Fly, Jubilee Lakes: Shuttlecock-style CDC, daddies, hoppers, Olive Bloodworm Naworth: Buzzers Sharpley: Black Buzzer, Olive Shuttlecock, Hare's Ear Emerger, Whickham's Fancy, Invicta, CDC Fs, CDC Sedge, Damsel Nymph, Dawson's Olive, Olive Sedge, Black Snake, Pheasant Tail Spinner, Daddy Longlegs, Orange Fritz, Tinny, Small Minkie Witton Castle: Olive Zonkers, CDCs, Hare's Ears
Carol: They're almost certainly feeding on leatherjackets, the larvae of craneflies or daddy longlegs.
Hamilton, who looks like a bright pink daddy longlegs crossed with a tadpole, lives in Scrintalberry Swamp with his dad.
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.
The first spider, in our bathroom, was a Daddy Longlegs, which had three legs on one side and two on the other (Fig.
But despite the devastation, a symbol of hope appears on the artist's head: daddy longlegs, a token of good luck, amidst swarming ants.