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2010-01-21 12:30:00

Petraeus to talk about his role as commander of U.S. Central Command and the surge in Iraq and Afghanistan NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, will engage in an open dialogue at Vanderbilt University about his actions as commander of the surge in Iraq and the role of U.S. forces overseas. The event will be one of the military leader's rare appearances at a university. Petraeus will speak on Monday, March 1, at 5...

2009-08-25 17:09:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of wartime veterans rose to cheer as General David H. Petraeus, Commander of the U.S. Central Command, was awarded The American Legion's Distinguished Service Medal this morning. The Legion's National Commander, David K. Rehbein, began his tribute to the Iraqi conflict leader by quoting critics who had declared, "The war is lost," and "The surge will never work." "Yet," said Rehbein, "General David Petraeus, the chief advocate...

2009-05-04 09:19:00

WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- General David H. Petraeus, Commander of the United States Central Command, received the William J. Donovan Award from The OSS Society on May 2, 2009 at an event attended by more than 600 people in Washington, DC at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090504/DC10170) The William J. Donovan Award is named after the founder of World War II's Office of Strategic Services (OSS), Major General William "Wild...

2009-05-01 09:18:00

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- General David H. Petraeus, commander of the United States Central Command, will receive the William J. Donovan Award from The OSS Society on May 2, 2009 in Washington, DC. The William J. Donovan Award is named after the founder of World War II's Office of Strategic Services (OSS), Major General William "Wild Bill" Donovan. OSS was the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. Special Operations Forces. General Donovan is the only...


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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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