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2008-07-30 06:00:34

By Tom Wharton, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 30--Curious mountain bikers riding the Bonneville Shoreline Trail gawked at a large dinosaur puppet Tuesday, as ground was broken for a new $103 million Utah Museum of Natural History. "This is a little bit about people, a little bit about land and a little bit about our heritage," Gov. Jon Huntsman told about 700 people gathered on the site south of Red Butte Garden where the museum is scheduled to open early in 2011. "It all comes together in...


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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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