Latest Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council Stories

2008-10-22 09:00:41

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council will discover the properties of thermal insulation and learn about engineering careers as part of the GEMS (Girls Enjoying Math and Science) Program at the University of Kentucky (UK) on Saturday, Oct. 25. Jessica Tooley, Dan Parker and Alison Randolph from Trane's air handling manufacturing facility in Lexington will host three one-hour "Don't Let the Ice Cream Melt: An Insulation...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'