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Ancient Forest To Return With Global Warming
2012-09-22 08:36:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bylot Island, in the Canadian Nunavut territory, is one of the largest uninhabited islands in the world. A study by Alexandre Guertin-Pasquier of the University of Montreal's Department of Geography reveals that the ancient forests recently discovered on Bylot Island could one day return because of global climate changes. Guertin-Pasquier presented his findings at the Canadian Paleontology Conference in Toronto on September 21....


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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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