daddy-longlegs


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daddy-longlegs

n
1. (Animals) Brit an informal name for a crane fly
2. (Animals) Austral and US and Canadian an informal name for harvestman2
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dad′dy-long′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.
[1805–15]
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Translations

daddy-longlegs

n pl <-> (Brit) → Schnake f; (US) → Weberknecht m
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References in classic literature ?
As no one appeared but an inquisitive daddy-longlegs, who examined her work with interest, she went to walk, got caught in a shower, and came home dripping.
A Horsefly B Daddy-longlegs C Housefly D Bluebottle 12.
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"Everything with wings: from a daddy-longlegs to a plane." Actress Samantha Bond on what spooks her.
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Things heated up between Caz and Jack when they spent Glastonbury together, and a few weeks ago she was tweeting him to get rid of a daddy-longlegs from her flat.