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1North American An arachnid with a globular body and long thin legs, typically living in leaf litter and on tree trunks.Also called harvestman
- ‘It belongs to an ancient version of the daddy-long-legs, which is also called ‘the harvestmen ‘apparently.’’
- ‘Seal and caulk around vents, pipes, and windows where daddy-long-legs and insects can creep inside.’
2British A crane fly.
- ‘A few fish have been taken on the dap, with crickets/grasshoppers doing the business, and the daddy-long-legs should be making an appearance soon.’
- ‘Opening with a warp-speed ‘Loaded’ the greatest frontman in the north-west's all over the monitors like a human daddy-long-legs.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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