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2014-06-20 23:09:38

The National Sailing Hall of Fame and Gowrie Group, one of the nation's Top 100 independent insurance agencies, have partnered to collect, present, and preserve yacht club stories. Westbrook, CT (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) and Gowrie Group have partnered to collect, present, and preserve yacht club stories. Much of the rich history of American sailing has roots in yacht clubs and sailing organizations. The National Sailing Hall of Fame, with the...

2014-06-20 23:08:17

Ethiopian Prince from the Imperial Royal House of David Speaks at the DuSable Museum of African-American History Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 As movies such as “12 Years a Slave” are praised and popularized for their depiction of black history beginning with slavery in America, the Queen of Sheba Historical Research Foundation, Inc. in Chicago believes that a new narrative on black history needs to be written which goes beyond the painful legacy of slavery. The constant...

2014-06-20 23:08:06

The new mixtape is presented by Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Promotion. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announces the release of the “America's Most” Mixtape by B.T. Lucci presented by D.J. B.Original. The 19 track project is currently available for download. The mixtape features appearances from Cashmere and Big Twins. B.T. Lucci is an emcee from Altadena, California; a small town next to Pasadena in Los Angeles County. Plagued by the street mentality of...

2014-06-20 23:07:59

From June 23-25, 2014, Warrior Gateway CEO Devin B. Holmes will participate in the Clinton Global Initiative’s CGI America 2014 conference in Denver, Colorado. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 For the fourth consecutive year, Warrior Gateway’s CEO Devin B. Holmes will be attending the Clinton Global Initiative’s CGI America conference on June 23rd – 25th in Denver, Colorado. Hosted by former President Bill Clinton, Secretary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, Devin B. Holmes will...

2014-06-20 23:05:15

Friendship Manor honored for providing exceptional extended care to residents. Rock Island, IL (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Friendship Manor has been named a 2014 Women’s Choice Award® recipient as an America’s Best for Extended Care, acknowledging Friendship Manor‘s dedication to provide exceptional and compassionate care to its residents. By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, they are recognized as a facility that women would highly recommend for their loved ones’ long-term...

2014-06-20 04:20:35

LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Primco Management, Inc. (OTCQB: PMCM), a multi-media and medical marijuana real estate management company, mourns the loss of the King of The Countdowns, Casey Kasem, who entertained radio listeners for over four decades. The host of such iconic countdown shows as American Top 40 and America's Top 10, died Sunday, June 15, 2014. Kasem was already a popular disc jockey in Los Angeles when he became the host of American Top 40 in 1970. The...

2014-06-20 00:20:32

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Small Business Association (NSBA) today released the 2014 Politics of Small Business Survey which provides detailed insight on the political opinions and activity of America's small-business owners. The survey illustrates the implications of growing partisan rancor with a less involved small-business community increasingly frustrated with their elected officials. "Today's small-business owner remains strikingly...

2014-06-20 00:20:30

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO YALE MAN Profile America -- Friday, June 20th. The first Chinese student to graduate from an American college was Yung Wing, a naturalized American who received his bachelor of arts degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut this month in 1854. That year, some 16,000 Chinese immigrants...

2014-06-19 23:11:01

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center earns three 2014 Women's Choice Awards. Chesapeake, VA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Chesapeake Regional Medical Center was recently honored with three Women’s Choice Awards for America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics, America’s Best Breast Care Centers and America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care. The Women’s Choice Award is the only distinction that identifies the nation’s best health care institutions based on robust criteria that considers...

2014-06-19 23:03:32

Teaming up with more than 30 leading environmental and energy groups, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today announced its participation in the National #PutSolarOnIt Day of Action this Saturday. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Teaming up with more than 30 leading environmental and energy groups, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today announced its participation in the National #PutSolarOnIt Day of Action this Saturday. Scheduled for the longest day of the...


Latest America Reference Libraries

York Chocolate
2013-06-11 13:15:07

The York chocolate cat, also known as the York, is a breed of domestic cat that originated in America in 1983 and is used as a show cat. It was developed by Janet Chiefari, who bred kittens that were descendants of Siamese cats. The York can be medium or large with a slightly long nose, a round head, and large round eyes that are gold or green in color. Its feet are sometimes tufted and it has a fluffy tail. Its body is covered in semi-long, soft fur that can vary in color. Preferred colors...

Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

Plain Chachalaca, Ortalis vetula
2012-03-22 23:28:04

The Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) is a large species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in tropical and subtropical environments from mezquital thickets in the Rio Grande Valley in southeastern Texas to northernmost Costa Rica. In Central America, this species occurs in the Pacific lowlands from Chiapas, Mexico to northern Nicaragua. It occurs solely as a separate population in Costa Rica. Its habitat is dry and moist forests, especially where interspersed with scrub and savanna....

Dusky Grouse, Dendragapus obscurus
2012-01-13 00:40:02

The Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) is a species of grouse native to the Rocky Mountains in North America. It is a forest-dwelling bird, with a breeding habitat along the edges of conifer and mixed forests in western North America, from southeastern Alaska and Yukon south to New Mexico. Its range is closely associated with that of various conifers. It is a permanent resident within its range, but will often move short distances by foot or by wing to denser forest habitat in the colder...

Barrow’s Goldeneye, Bucephala islandica
2012-01-12 17:53:47

Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) is a medium-sized species of sea duck. Its breeding habitat is wooded lakes and ponds in northwestern North America, but also in scattered locations in eastern Canada and Iceland. In Iceland it is commonly known as husond (house-duck). It is a migratory bird and will winter in protected coastal waters or open inland waters. It rarely migrates as far away as Europe and southern North America. Barrow’s Goldeneye is named after Sir John Barrow. The...

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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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