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2012-08-31 22:26:08

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Harvard University officials have likely turned from the school´s crimson to red with embarrassment over reports that 125 undergraduates at the prestigious Ivy League institution of higher learning may have cheated on a final exam earlier this year. This is reportedly the most widespread academic misconduct scandal ever to rock the Massachusetts school. While Harvard officials have declined to release the name of the...


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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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