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Jewel cichlid
2007-03-26 18:38:27

Hemichromis is a genus of fish from the family Cichlidae, known in the aquarium trade as Jewel cichlids. Jewel cichlids are native to West Africa. Within West Africa Hemichromis species are found in creeks, streams, rivers and lakes with a variety of water qualities. Jewel cichlids can reach lengths of 2.76-5.12 in (7-13 cm) in some species. Brighter body coloration is generally evident...

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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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