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2013-08-31 23:01:56

Male elephant from Belgium's Antwerpen Zoo ventures into Toyota Elephant Passage outdoor yards. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 He’s out! Billy, the much anticipated new resident of Denver Zoo’s new Toyota Elephant Passage exhibit, can now be seen by guests. “Billy has cleared a mandatory quarantine and with a full clean bill of health, he ventured outside for the first time today. The Denver community has been asking about him regularly. I know they will fall in love at...


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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