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2007-12-15 12:00:25

By Kristin M. Kraemer, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Dec. 15--A Kennewick woman who ran an unlicensed day care has been charged with leaving four young children home alone while she ran errands for at least an hour. Kristeen M. Kappenman, 43, has been sent a summons to appear Jan. 2 in Benton County Superior Court on two counts of second-degree abandonment of a dependent person. The felony charges involve a 16-month-old girl and 5-year-old boy, though police also found a...


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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