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dandy n Cp DAE daddy longlegs. Comb dandy longlegs: (a) crane fly, an insect of the family Tipulidae; (b) a tall thin person.
   P 148-64 ~ very large, long flying insect, late August and September, with a drooping tail, transparent wings. M 71-101 The skinny person was prone to name-calling as fat boys and girls were. We were frequent users of several names ... dandy long legs, scarecrow, scraggy, sparrow, skinflint and tubby.

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