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Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren Face Difficult Financial Burdens
2013-06-21 04:36:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Raising a child can place quite a strain on any family’s finances, but a new study demonstrates that the burden is especially cumbersome for the increasing number of older men and women raising their grandchildren. The Elder Index, which was compiled by experts at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, reports that over 300,000 grandparents in the state of California...


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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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