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2014-05-29 20:21:49

Animal shelters compete for chance at $600,000 in prize grants for saving more animals NEW YORK, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is gearing up for Sunday's start of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, where a total of $600,000 in prize grants is up for grabs to help shelters save more homeless cats and dogs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060731/NYM024LOGO The 50 contestants will work to save...


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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