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2008-07-10 06:00:26

By Bob Ehlert, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 10--Everybody wants to flee the smaze (smoky haze), get out and enjoy the summer air. But it seems like, lately, no matter which direction you turn, smoke or very high temperatures have proved to be outdoor obstacles. But maybe this is the weekend to take your chances and head west to Sonoma County's Bodega Bay for camping or coast walking. The busy Fourth of July holiday is over. Heading west from Petaluma to the coast, it's likely to...


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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