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International News Archive - November 23, 2011

Lack Of Bushmeat Could Increase Child's Risk Of Anemia

A new study has found that the loss of access to wildlife as a source of food would lead to a 29 percent jump in the number of children suffering from anemia.

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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