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2009-01-16 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Holy Name Province, the largest group of Franciscan Friars in the U.S., has created a four-page Lenten study booklet called, "St. Paul Guides Us Through Lent to Easter." The booklet contains daily Pauline passages for the duration of Lent, from Ash Wednesday Feb. 25 to Easter Sunday on April 12, to spur thought, prayer and reflection, and is available for free through the Province's Office of Development and Web site. "Paul's message is just as relevant and...


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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