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2006-05-30 15:00:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Allen Muhammad, already sentenced to death in Virginia for a sniping spree that terrorized the Washington area in 2002, was convicted of murder in the neighboring state of Maryland on Tuesday. A spokesman for the Maryland state's attorney, John McLane, said a jury found Muhammad guilty on all six counts of murder brought against him. Muhammad and his teenage accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo used a 1990 Chevrolet Caprice, with a modified rear to allow sniper...

2005-08-25 22:28:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Maryland judge on Thursday gave corrections officials authority to forcibly administer food and water to convicted Washington-area sniper John Muhammad who has refused to eat since he was transferred from a Virginia prison four days ago. Muhammad was sentenced to death last year in Virginia for one of 10 sniper-style murders that terrorized Washington and its Maryland and Virginia suburbs in 2002. Muhammad is awaiting a second murder trial in Maryland, along...

2005-08-25 22:27:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Maryland judge on Thursday gave corrections officials authority to forcibly administer food and water to convicted Washington-area sniper John Muhammad who has refused to eat since he was transferred from a Virginia prison four days ago. Muhammad was sentenced to death last year in Virginia for one of 10 sniper-style murders that terrorized Washington and its Maryland and Virginia suburbs in 2002. Muhammad is awaiting a second murder trial in Maryland, along...


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  • 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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