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harvestman

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Harvestman \Har"vest*man\ (-man), noun; pl. {Harvestmen} (-men).

1. A man engaged in harvesting. --Shak.

2. (Zool.) See {Daddy longlegs}, 1.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Phalangoidea \Phal'an*goi"de*a\, noun pl. [NL., from Phalangium the daddy longlegs (see {Phalangious}) + Gr. e'i^dos form.] (Zool.) A division of Arachnoidea, including the {daddy longlegs} or {harvestman} ({Phalangium}) and many similar kinds. They have long, slender, many-jointed legs; usually a rounded, segmented abdomen; and chelate jaws. They breathe by trache[ae]. Called also {{Phalangides}}, {{Phalangidea}}, {{Phalangiida}}, and {{Opilionea}}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

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}.

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}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Carter \Cart"er\, noun

1. A charioteer. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. A man who drives a cart; a teamster.

3. (Zool.) (a) Any species of {Phalangium}; -- also called {harvestman}. (b) A British fish; the whiff.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

harvestman

noun

1: spiderlike arachnid with a small rounded body and very long thin legs [syn: {harvestman}, {daddy longlegs}, {Phalangium opilio}]


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