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2009-09-30 18:30:06

Employees at a Wisconsin thrift store said they discovered $13,000 in a box of donated shoes and returned it to its owner using a receipt to track her down. Marshfield Goodwill workers Jerry Schmitz, 30, and Len Nyen, 55, said they found the $100 bills, which were all from 1981, in a small yellow envelope tucked under a pair of dress shoes in a box of donated goods, the Stevens Point (Wis.) Journal reported Wednesday. The pair took the find to manager Dan Linzmeier and the workers used 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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