harvestman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n harvestman spiderlike arachnid with a small rounded body and very long thin legs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Harvestman A man engaged in harvesting.
    • Harvestman (Zoöl) See Daddy longlegs, 1.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n harvestman A laborer in harvest.
    • n harvestman A harvester, shepherd-spider, gray-bear, or daddy-long-legs; an arachnidan, such as those of the genus Phalangium, having a very small globose body with long slim legs. Also harvest-spider.
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Usage

In literature:

Little Mrs. Ladybug, who was somewhat of a gossip, discovered in some way that Daddy Longlegs was a harvestman.
"The Tale of Daddy Longlegs" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Once he thought he saw the Harvestman's eyes twinkle.
"Among the Meadow People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Lemonnier, in 1766, added the Reindeer, the Solitaire, and the Indian Bird, and Lalande the Harvestman.
"Astronomical Myths" by John F. Blake
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In news:

A species of harvestman, known colloquially as a daddy longlegs, with a leg-span of over 12 inches has been discovered living in the caves of Laos.
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