daddy-longlegs love


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  • n. Alternative form of daddy longlegs


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  • It was especially concerned about miserable summers that were making life difficult for creatures from craneflies or daddy-longlegs to species of butterflies, members of the tit family and bats.

    British wildlife benefits from return to 'traditional' seasonal weather

  • One of those daddy-longlegs arms came at me and I slipped it, but it just kept unfolding.

    Becoming the Natural

  • 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 leg by this point) escapes, examine with awe the trail of ants marching up our ash tree.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • An old reprobate daddy-longlegs, who has never said his prayers

    The History of Pendennis

  • Lucy jumped if a daddy-longlegs walked within a yard of her, and everyone knew that daddy-longlegs were about as scary as Puff the Magic Dragon.

    Second Glance

  • Groping under the couch with one arm, a complex network of cobwebs is disturbed, sending a family of daddy-longlegs scampering.


  • 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 some of the more robust beetles.

    My Family and Other Animals

  • In Ireland "dapping" with the green drake or the daddy-longlegs is practised from boats on most of the big loughs.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

  • 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.

    Little Women

  • Hogarth here saying: "There you have a menagerie of gnome-land: observe those two black beetles, sedately nodding; and there is daddy-longlegs, working his legs gymnastically; and the three pairs of gallant grey stallions, galloping grandly neck to neck; and those two ridiculous beings, rubbing their palms together, round and round: each preoccupied, comically solemn, busied about its own quaint affairs -- like a varied gnomeland".

    The Lord of the Sea


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