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2008-09-18 03:00:16

By S The historic Jefferson Pools - where Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee and tens of thousands of ordinary Virginians soaked away their aches and pains - will soon be restored. The aging structures surrounding the two pools need it. Paint is flaking off the bathhouses built around the natural pools of warm mineral water. Some of the board-and-batten siding is rotten. The roof has loose and rotten wood shakes. The structural integrity of the buildings needs to be checked - one bathhouse...


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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