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2005-06-27 01:02:27

By Linda Sieg SAIPAN (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito was to head forthe U.S. territory of Saipan on Monday to mourn those who diedin World War II, 60 years after the end of a conflict thatstill haunts his country's ties with its Asian neighbors. The journey, the first by Akihito outside Japan to pray forwar dead, coincides with a chill in Tokyo's relations withChina and South Korea, where many feel Japan has not owned upto the misery caused by its past military aggression. Elderly...


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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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