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2008-09-22 00:00:14

By Rozana sani HARI Raya cookies have always been in Rozita Abdul Kader's blood. Her late mother was known for making the home-made delights, and the skill has since been passed on to her. With encouragement from close friends, Rozita has for some 12 years produced cookies and conducted baking classes from her base in Klang, Selangor. Initially, she sold her products to friends, colleagues and those who attended her baking classes, which were either held at her house or the students'...


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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