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2008-07-18 12:00:45

By Andrew Weeks, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Jul. 18--If you're like me, you're fairly new to south-central Idaho. And that means, if you're like me, you've been itching to get out and explore the area's great outdoors. A recent journey took me along the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway, a leisurely drive from about Buhl to Bliss, where rolling hills and farmlands, corn fields and cow pastures come into view. Boring? Depends on your frame of mind. I was trying to get to know the...


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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