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2008-08-22 12:00:26

By VICTORIA O'HARA; LISA SMYTH A MAJOR search of a former Co Antrim quarry resumed today for a 23-year-old man who disappeared while working at the landfill site. Police dogs and a helicopter were involved in the operation to find David Leyland, who works at Biffa Waste landfill site in Mallusk. Fears for his safety grew today after he was reported missing shortly after 8pm yesterday. Mr Leyland, who got married two months ago, was last seen beside machinery at about 2pm on Thursday....


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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