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2008-09-15 18:00:18

By PAMELA WOOD Staff Writer Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer has an idea for improving the health of the city's creeks: install artificial, wetlands-covered islands. She's asking the state for money to cover the installation of a test island on Back Creek as part of a larger grant application for environmental projects. "If this does for our waters what they've done in other waters, this could be a real boon to moving forward on clean water initiatives in our creeks," Ms. Moyer said....


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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