or dad·dy long·legs
Origin of daddy-longlegs
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"Oh, you haven't got to do anything," said the daddy-longlegs, with a chuckle.The Other Side of the Sun
In Ireland "dapping" with the green drake or the daddy-longlegs is practised from boats on most of the big loughs.
Among them are the male cricket and "daddy-longlegs," both of which are reported to have been seen in a phosphorescent condition.Poachers and Poaching
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