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2008-08-24 22:57:24

HYDERABAD: Is the veteran Congress leader D K Samarasimha Reddy joining Chiranjeevi's party? This was the speculation making rounds on Friday as he was among those who were present at the launch of a new website www.punadirallu.org. (foundation stone). Samarasimha Reddy is former minister in previous Congress regimes from Gadwal constituency in Mahbubnagar district and was considered to be a formidable force. Presently his sister in law D K Aruna is representing this constituency as...


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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