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Daddy Longlegs

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(1):

A name applied to many species of dipterous insects of the genus Tipula, and allied genera, with slender bodies, and very long, slender legs; the crane fly; - called also father longlegs.

(2):

An arachnidan of the genus Phalangium, and allied genera, having a small body and four pairs of long legs; - called also harvestman, carter, and grandfather longlegs.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Daddy Longlegs'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/d/daddy-longlegs.html. 1828.

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