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longlegs (plural longlegs or longlegses)

  1. A daddy longlegs.
    • 1855, August 11, “Mrs. Grundy on the Alteration of Food”, Punch, or the London Charivari, volume 29, page 55:
      No longlegses could make me jump like them queer creatures in a drop on it, []
    • 2017, Anna West, Thomas Hardy and Animals, Cambridge University Press, page 87:
      Thinking with animals – be it with sheep and dogs or with longlegs, moths, dumbledores, and flies – allows Hardy and his readers to reconsider what it means to be part of “the whole conscious world collectively,” []