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Nor'easter 2013: Millions Warned Via Their Smartphone
2013-02-08 07:39:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There are many things your smartphone can do. It can remind you of an appointment, wake you up in the morning, give you the latest news, keep you up-to-date with your friends, and now, apparently, it can scare the hell out of you. More appropriately, your smartphone has a technology that can alert you when danger is on your doorstep. This technology comes thanks to the geniuses from organizations like the NOAA, FEMA, CTIA, etc....


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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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