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2012-09-18 13:57:13

At St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital, patients use beads to mark treatment milestones, from losing their hair to completing chemotherapy, in a program other hospitals could tailor to meet the needs of their patients When Kayla Dehnert tells friends and family in Northern California about life as a St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital patient, she pulls out a string of beads taller than she is. “This is a learning-to-take medicine bead,” Kayla explains,...


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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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