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2014-01-02 12:21:38

Ongoing surveillance detects disease in highway-killed deer from Bedford County. HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A white-tailed deer that was killed by a vehicle in Bedford County this fall has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The deer, a 1 ½-year-old buck, was struck on Interstate 99 in November and sent for testing as part of Pennsylvania's ongoing effort to monitor the prevalence and spread of CWD, which is fatal to members of the deer...


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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