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Synonyms for daddy longlegs

long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite

spiderlike arachnid with a small rounded body and very long thin legs

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This follow-up to Daddy-Long-Legs was a best seller in the United States.
Asked what one of the foals looks like at birth, he added: "If it's a thoroughbred from a pony, it's a sort of a slightly daddy-long-legs type of appearance.
"Moths, bees and daddy-long-legs turn him into a quivering wreck, but only when they're in the house!
ANSWERS: 1 Orion; 2 Charlton Heston; 3 China; 4 Claude Monet; 5 Daddy-long-legs; 6 Tottenham Hotspur; 7 Samuel Pepys; 8 ABBA; 9 Morocco; 10 Benazir Bhutto.
A daddy-long-legs was trapped by a flying squad when it triggered a full-scale police alert at a Tyneside pub.
DADDY-LONG-LEGS are being blamed for the problems with the racing surface at Chepstow that have forced the transfer of Thursday's card to Bath, it emerged yesterday, writes Seb Vance.
Along with big storms, cold mornings and those students I was ranting about, September brings another menace - the daddy-long-legs.
Dragonflies have a long body with two pairs of wings - daddy-long-legs have only one pair of wings.
QUIZ OF THE DAY: 1 Daddy-long-legs or crane flies; 2 Nelson; 3 Falcon; 4 They have webbed feet; 5 The Oxford Committee For Famine Relief; 6 The Picts; 7 Scrubbers; 8 The gerbil; 9 Slovenia; 10 Julio Iglesias.
And some creatures including the daddy-long-legs or cranefly and the cuckoo are continuing to struggle, the National Trust warned.
ANSWERS: 1 Poland' 2 111' 3 Falcon' 4 The Picts' 5 The leaves' 6 Singin' In The Rain' 7 Julio Iglesias' 8 Daddy-long-legs or crane flies' 9 The Oxford Committee For Famine Relief' 10 They have webbed feet.
QUIZ OF THE DAY: 1 Orion; 2 Charlton Heston; 3 China; 4 Claude Monet; 5 Daddy-long-legs; 6 Tottenham Hotspur; 7 Samuel Pepys; 8 ABBA; 9 Morocco; 10 Benazir Bhutto.
The incident is being linked to a weakening of turf around the five furlong mark - believed to be due to an infestation of 'leatherjackets', which are the larval stage of the crane fly, or 'daddy-long-legs'.
I was at school with a boy who liked to pull the wings off daddy-long-legs, which made them into rubbish spiders.