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2008-07-09 12:00:44

Several small border communities in Quebec fear plans to expand an upstate New York dump will contaminate their water supply, officials said. The existing dump is about 100 acres in Westville, N.Y., some 3 miles south of the border, and authorities want to expand it to 600 acres, the Gazette newspaper in Montreal reported. The mayors of several small Quebec villages told the newspaper wells would eventually be contaminated by dump run-off into the Chateauguay River and major agricultural...


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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