Latest Late–September 2006 tornado outbreak Stories

2005-11-28 09:12:40

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and dozens of homes, house trailers and farm buildings were damaged or destroyed when tornadoes and severe thunderstorms roared through mostly rural areas of Arkansas on Sunday night. "I can confirm that one person is dead because of the high winds, and I can confirm that we are lucky that thus far, only one person is dead," said Bill Sadler, a spokesman for the Arkansas State Police. The single reported fatality...

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  • A spider.
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'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.'