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Education News Archive - April 16, 2006

By Tulsa World, Okla. Apr. 16--Schools throughout Tulsa County will host pre-enrollment roundups Monday-Friday to encourage parents to pre-enroll their children in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for the 2006-07 school year.

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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