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2006-04-10 15:55:12

By Cameron French TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police charged five people on Monday after the worst mass murder in Ontario's history and said the killings were likely the result of an internal dispute of a biker gang. The eight bodies were found on Saturday on a farm outside Shedden, Ontario, a sleepy town roughly midway between Toronto and Detroit. Police said the victims were all either full members or associates of the Bandidos gang. They had been shot dead. Police have charged...

2006-04-10 13:10:40

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Hells Angels denied involvement and Canadian police kept quiet about possible gang links to the biggest mass murder in Ontario's history on Monday, even though they raided the home of a well-known biker who lives near the crime scene. Authorities conducted autopsies on the eight victims, who were found on Saturday in and around four vehicles on a farm outside Shedden, Ontario, a sleepy town about 130 miles (210 km) west of Toronto, roughly midway between...

2006-04-10 00:20:56

TORONTO (Reuters) - Eight men found murdered in a rural Ontario town were from the Toronto area, but police refused to say on Sunday if an organized gang was responsible for the mass killings, among the worst in Canada's recent history. Police believe the victims found on Saturday were acquainted. But investigators released few other details, such as the men's names, and said the number of bodies was slowing the autopsy process. "Obviously, we're not used to having eight people at...


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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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