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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grand·fa·ther n. A father's or mother's father; an ancestor immediately after the father or mother in lineal ascent.
 Grandfather longlegs. Zool. See Daddy longlegs.