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Key Deer
2005-06-08 20:25:32

The Key Deer (Odocoileus virginianus clavium), is an endangered species of deer that lives only in the Florida Keys. It is considered a subspecies of the White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus). The deer can be recognized by its characteristic small size. Adult males (also known as bucks) usually weigh from 55 to 75 pounds (25 to 34 kg) and stand about 30 inches (76 cm) tall at the...

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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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