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2006-08-23 01:04:58

By Alexis Greene NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - In the summer of Meryl Streep, audiences have watched this extraordinary actress transform from stylish bitch ("The Devil Wears Prada") to blowsy radio singer ("A Prairie Home Companion"). Now, onstage in New York's Central Park, they can watch her wrestle fiercely, if not always successfully, with that demanding figure of both heroism and folly, the title character in Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and Her Children." Written 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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