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2013-01-08 05:03:58

Maria Parker, who has set four world speed records for long-distance bicycling in the past three years, including a new 24-hour world record of 469 miles, is taking on "the world's toughest sporting event" as a platform to raise money for brain cancer research. Parker's sister, Jenny Mulligan, recently received news that she had brain cancer and an estimated one year to live. Lumberton, NC (PRWEB) January 07, 2013 Parker decided to use her unique cycling ability to raise awareness of brain...


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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