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2008-09-22 09:00:58

Neighbors, friends and family of 21-year-old leukemia patient, Bert Gasiewski, will be holding a marrow donor drive on Sunday, September 28th to recruit marrow donors who can potentially help save his life and the lives of other people diagnosed with life-threatening blood cancers. Bert's only chance for survival is a marrow transplant. The drive will benefit DKMS, the world's largest marrow center. Bert is a resident of Inverness, a Fremd High School graduate and a Harper College student,...


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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