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2008-08-19 18:00:24

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Kimberly Sorensen of Colorado State University, +1-970- 491-0757, Kimberly.Sorensen@colostate.edu FORT COLLINS, Colo., Aug. 19/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the election season continues and Colorado prepares for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Colorado State University has experts available to discuss a variety of topics related to politics and issues that are going to be discussed throughout the election process. Following is a list of faculty...


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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