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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Any of various animals with lengthy slender appendages.

Usage examples (13)
  • An old reprobate daddy-longlegs, who has never said his prayers
  • In Ireland "dapping" with the green drake or the daddy-longlegs is practised from boats on most of the big loughs.
  • The first shoal of gnats, mosquitoes, and lady-birds, which Geronimo ignored, was very soon followed by the daddy-longlegs, the lacewing flies, the smaller moths, and...
  • He can watch a ladybug make its way across the driveway for half an hour, happily play with a daddy-longlegs spider until the spider (usually missing at least one long... for more
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