har·​vest·​man | \ ˈhär-vəs(t)-mən How to pronounce harvestman (audio) \

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Opillonids, also called harvestmen, consist of one basic body segment — plus legs — while spiders have two main body parts: the cephalothorax and abdomen. Fox News, "Fluff ball? Clump of spiders? Viral video shows something else," 3 Jan. 2014 But Mr. Yearwood wants the harvestman—which resembles a spider but technically is more of a... Tawnell D. Hobbs, WSJ, "Tiny Spider-Like Creature Roils Big Texas Ranch," 5 Jan. 2017 After a months-long puberty, the male harvestman Halitherses grimaldii had finally blossomed into full manhood, sporting a penis that grew to nearly half of his body length when erect. National Geographic, "Fossil Daddy Longlegs Sports a 99-Million-Year Erection," 1 Feb. 2016 The Bone Cave harvestman, a blind arachnid found in Central Texas, has been on the U.S. endangered species list since 1988. Tawnell D. Hobbs, WSJ, "Tiny Spider-Like Creature Roils Big Texas Ranch," 5 Jan. 2017

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of harvestman was in 1847

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a strong desire or propensity

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