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Health News Archive - February 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily Black History Month feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14: DANIEL WILLIAMS Profile America for the 14th day of Black History Month. Dr.

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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