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Undulatus Asperatus Clouds Seek Official Status
2012-09-20 19:06:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new variety of cloud is attempting to be officially added to the classification system after first being discovered in 1951. Meteorologists and "cloudspotters" are looking to formally add undulatus asperatus clouds, or "agitated waves," to the official list of cloud species. The clouds look like a fluffy blanket that cover part or all of the sky. The United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Geneva has the...


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attercop
  • A spider.
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'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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