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Education News Archive - December 06, 2006

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- QuestBridge, a national nonprofit that that connects talented, low-income students with top American colleges, today announced the winners of its prestigious College Match program.

Word of the Day
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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