daddy longlegs
noun (plural daddy longlegs) Date: circa 1814 1. chiefly British crane fly 2. any of an order (Opiliones) of arachnids that have slender usually long legs and that resemble spiders but have an oval body lacking a constriction — called also harvestman

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