grandfather longlegs


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grandfather \Grand"fa"ther\, n.
   A father's or mother's father; an ancestor immediately after
   the father or mother in lineal ascent.
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   Grandfather longlegs. (Zool.) See Daddy longlegs.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Daddy longlegs \Dad"dy long"legs`\
   1. (Zool.) An arachnidan of the genus Phalangium, and
      allied genera, having a small body and four pairs of long
      legs; -- called also harvestman, carter, and
      grandfather longlegs.
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   2. (Zool.) A name applied to many species of dipterous
      insects of the genus Tipula, and allied genera, with
      slender bodies, and very long, slender legs; the crane
      fly; -- called also father longlegs.
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