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2006-04-03 18:22:02

By Patricia Zengerle LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - The daughter of disgraced former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori looks likely to win a seat in Congress this weekend that she intends to use to try to clear her father's name. Polls show that Keiko Fujimori, who acted as first lady for her father when she was just 19, is the most popular congressional candidate from Lima and would likely win one of the 35 seats from the capital. The legislature has 120 seats. Alberto Fujimori, who...


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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