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Related to harvestman: Phalangium opilio, Opiliones


1. A man who harvests.
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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
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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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| John Lapworth snapped a Harvestman up close and personal.
By combining data from museum collections and the Spider and Harvestman Recording Scheme of the British Arachnological Society with published literature and their own observations from England, Germany, France and Ecuador, the researchers provided an unprecedented detailed view of the expansion of the Noble False Widow.
(2006) Harvestman (Arachnida: Opiliones) species distribution along three Neotropical elevational gradients: an alternative rescue effect to explain Ropoport's rule.
It remains one of the single most heart-stopping moments of my life, as a hawkmoth the size of my palm flittered up into my face and a harvestman (that wellknown non-spider with serious spider attitude) scrambled out and skittered over my naked foot.
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Almost immediately upon meeting her, we find that Volumnia seems to think of Coriolanus suitably enough in intertwined terms of martial prowess, husbandry, and masculine bodily potency: "forth he goes," she envisions her son wreaking destruction on the battlefield, "Like to a harvestman that's tasked to mow / Or all or lose his hire" (1.3.30-32).
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