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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Carol: They're almost certainly feeding on leatherjackets, the larvae of craneflies or daddy longlegs. It does no harm at all - quite the opposite, since leatherjackets chew through plant roots and can cause areas of lawn to go yellow.
Hamilton, who looks like a bright pink daddy longlegs crossed with a tadpole, lives in Scrintalberry Swamp with his dad.
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But despite the devastation, a symbol of hope appears on the artist's head: daddy longlegs, a token of good luck, amidst swarming ants.
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