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Health News Archive - November 27, 2005

By BEN HARVEY & DAILE PEPPER ALL it took was some blank A4 paper, the name of a drug and five minutes on the internet, and one hour later I had a bag full of Temazepam, Viagra and a super-strength version of the opiate Codeine.

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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