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2009-01-07 21:59:43

A proposed gravel mine in Alaska would disrupt a caribou migration route and local subsistence hunting, critics say. The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday that the plan by a construction company calls for pulling gravel from roughly 40 acres near Hugo Mountain, about 18 miles northeast of Kotzebue, Alaska. The proposed gravel pit would operate from June to September each year and produce 1.6 million cubic yards of gravel over 20 years on land that passed into private ownership through...


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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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