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2007-09-11 09:00:14

The death of Dame Anita Roddick from a brain haemorrhage, after suffering from Hepatitis C for 30 years, was met with great shock by the many she inspired. James Macintyre charts her success Anita Roddick 1942-2007 Two years after Anita Roddick found out from routine tests that for several decades she'd been carrying a painful and depressive disease, she finally broke the devastating news on her internet blog. "I have Hepatitis C," she wrote on 14 February this year. "It's a bit of 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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