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2010-03-12 10:21:00

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The fifth running of the SunTrust National Marathon and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield National Half Marathon and Relay Races will be held in Washington D.C. on March 20, 2010. The marathon is the only one to be run entirely within the District of Columbia and has the fastest looped course in the country. The speed of the course draws elite runners including those trying to qualify for the US Olympic Trials and for the Boston Marathon. Joan Benoit...

2010-01-26 08:37:00

MELBOURNE, Fla., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Runners and spectators alike will enjoy a range of musical acts and beautiful scenery at the second annual State Farm Melbourne & Beaches Music Marathon Feb. 6-7 Thousands of runners from all over the country are set to run the national and state championship events: the USA Track & Field-sanctioned marathon and half marathon are scheduled for Sunday and on Saturday, there will be a 5-K, a USATF championship 8-K, and a Kids Run. To...

2009-11-05 11:27:00

CONCORD, Mass., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Applications are now available for running in the Boston Marathon(R) as part of the Melanoma Foundation of New England's marathon team, Running for Cover. With Bill Rodgers back again as the honorary team captain, the Foundation is looking forward to another successful Marathon year. Runners can go to www.mfne.org and download an application for Boston. The fundraising minimum is $3,250 for invitational runners, and $350 for qualified...

2009-08-14 17:01:26

Cincinnati traded veteran shortstop Alex Gonzalez to the Boston Red Sox Friday for a young minor league shortstop, the Reds announced. The Red Sox had interest in Gonzo and have had problems at shortstop, Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty said. We viewed this as an opportunity for him to play for a contender in a possible playoff situation. Boston is in second place in the American League East and Cincinnati is fifth in the National League Central. The 32-year-old Gonzalez, who missed a...

2006-06-22 15:43:04

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (Reuters) - New York and Boston will host U.S. marathon trials for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, USA Track & Field announced on Thursday. New York will be the site of the men's trials the weekend of November 2, 2007, and Boston will host the women's on Sunday, April 20, 2008. The men's race will be either the Friday or Saturday before the Sunday New York City Marathon. The women will compete the day before the Boston Marathon. Neither race will use the courses...


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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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