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2009-07-15 00:06:25

Cheating has gone high-tech at a Catholic high school in Virginia where students allegedly used cell phones to share answers to a test, the principal says. At least 30 of the 100 seniors at Bishop Sullivan High School used cell phones cradled near their pockets to cheat on a test measuring their knowledge of modern forms of government, Principal Dennis Price told The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot. The test had been given to several class sections over the course of a day near the end of the...


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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