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2010-04-05 10:51:00

ATLANTA, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers who use Kudzu to find and refer their favorite handyman, dentist, plumber and other local service professionals can now see Experian's "BizCheck Approved" badge on those companies' Kudzu.com profiles. This feature is made available through a new relationship between Kudzu and Experian's Business Information Services. Beginning today, for businesses that are monitored and validated by Experian as a credit-active business in good financial health,...

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2010-04-04 10:35:00

Brooklyn Botanic Garden researchers has released a 20-year study which offers a grim outlook on the future of some native flora in the United States, according to a recent Associated Press (AP) report. The project has identified 50 native species that have disappeared from metropolitan New York in the last 100 years, as well as others that have become far less abundant because of factors like habitat destruction, pollution and competition from foreign interlopers. In some areas, the...

2009-11-24 07:30:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Active kids need safe spaces to play outside, and busy parents need reliable service professionals to get things done. So Kudzu and KaBOOM! are bringing the two together. Consumers who come to Kudzu.com to find local professionals online can now review businesses to support KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to bringing play back into the lives of children. As part of HGTV and Kudzu's quest to find America's favorite home services...

2009-09-22 05:00:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta Falcons Defensive End Chauncey Davis recently honored Georgia Power Foundation's Michael Anderson, Aetna's Cynthia Follmer and Camp Kudzu- Georgia's largest camp for kids with diabetes, during the 2009 Community Impact Awards, at the Arthur Blank Family Office. Davis was joined by a number of Falcons players including Jamaal Anderson and Jonathan Babineaux, corporate executives and community leaders during the inaugural awards reception created to...

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2009-08-26 09:50:00

Kudzu, the nuisance vine that has overgrown almost 10 million acres in the southeastern United States, may sprout into a dietary supplement. Scientists in Alabama and Iowa are reporting the first evidence that root extracts from kudzu show promise as a dietary supplement for a high-risk condition "” the metabolic syndrome "” that affects almost 50 million people in the United States alone. Their study appears in the current issue of ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,...

2009-08-19 13:42:34

An image of Jesus, or what could be Jesus, has been spotted in a kudzu vine growing on a utility pole next to railroad tracks in Raleigh, N.C. The resemblance was first spotted by customers of the Boylan Bridge Brewpub, The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported Wednesday. They pointed it out to John Morris, who runs the Web site Goodnightraleigh.com. Morris said he has a special interest in pareidolia, or finding meaning in random events, like the way a kudzu vine grows. The kudzu Christ is...

2009-03-02 12:02:00

Kudzu.com to offer business customers a comprehensive assortment of subscription-based productivity services through Odigo's MyBusinessMVP aggregation platform ATLANTA, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Kudzu.com is forming a partnership with Atlanta-based Odigo Marketing to introduce On-Demand business productivity services to its small business customers. Beginning today, the companies are offering a comprehensive suite of affordable, online business applications for resale to Kudzu business...

2009-02-17 08:44:00

Kudzu.com enables members to share valuable online referrals via Facebook Connect ATLANTA, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers who use Kudzu.com to find and refer their favorite handyman, hair salon, pediatrician and other local service professionals can now share recommendations with their Facebook friends whenever they write a review. This handy feature is made possible through Facebook Connect on Kudzu. Beginning today, Kudzu.com users can log in to the local online business directory...

2008-12-09 09:39:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- With today's uncertain economy, consumers are doing their research more than ever before they spend. According to a new national survey conducted by interactive website Kudzu.com, 86% of consumers are checking out online business reviews before making purchasing decisions. Kudzu.com gained insight from over 600 users, 90% of which said they trust reviews they read online. Findings also revealed that more than half of consumers place a high value on...

2008-09-21 03:00:17

By Barney, Jacob N DiTomaso, Joseph M The risk of future invasions To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, expand domestic energy production, and maintain economic growth, public and private investments are being used to pursue dedicated feedstock crops tor biofuel production. A variety of plant species, including grasses, herbs, and trees, are being considered for use as dedicated biofuel crops across much of the country. The leading candidates for lignocellulose-based energy, however, are...


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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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