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2008-09-05 12:00:12

By Kristin Bender BERKELEY -- One thing is certain: The Bevatron, the renowned but outdated particle accelerator at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, will be demolished. But when and how and at what health risks to residents are questions that remain, and a group of concerned residents and the City Council want answers. Tonight, the City Council will consider a resolution asking the lab and the Department of Energy to prepare a more detailed environmental report and to identify...


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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