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2009-02-17 22:36:44

The average calorie count per recipe in The Joy of Cooking has jumped an average of 63 percent over the past 70 years, U.S. researchers determined. Brian Wansink, a marketing professor at Cornell University, and co-author Collin Payne of New Mexico State University-Las Cruces examined 18 recipes -- ranging from beef stroganoff to apple pie -- that have been continuously published in the classic cookbook since 1936. They found the average number of calories per recipe in 1936 was about 268...


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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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