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(16 Aug. 2010) --- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock, Expedition 24 flight engineer, enters the Quest airlock of the International Space Station as the session of extravehicular activity (EVA) draws to a close. During the...
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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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