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2009-05-03 12:56:11

A reverend in Calexico, Calif., agrees a kitchen griddle at a local restaurant features a likeness of the Virgin Mary, the site's manager says. Brenda Martinez, general manager of the Las Palmas Restaurant, said the Rev. Gerardo Fernandez of Calexico's Our Lady of Guadalupe Church confirmed the image on the piece of cooking equipment does resemble the mother of Jesus Christ, the Imperial Valley Press reported Thursday. Martinez said a female cook at the eatery noticed the image while cleaning...


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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