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2008-06-21 09:00:40

By Danny Valentine, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jun. 21--Five-year-old Andrew Chlebinski, an Omaha native, is suffering a disease only about 500 people in the U.S. get every year -- aplastic anemia. It's an illness his parents said has kept their resilient son homebound or stuck in a hospital for much of the past two years. He was diagnosed in late January 2007. "It gives you a perspective," said Andrew's father, Tim Chlebinski. "We do, in some ways, live a miracle every day." A...


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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