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2007-03-26 18:29:03

Astronotus ocellatus is a species of fish from the cichlid family known under a variety of common names including Oscar, Tiger oscar, Velvet cichlid or Marble cichlid. In South America, where the species occurs, A. ocellatus are often found for sale as a food fish in the local markets; however, its slow growth limits its potential for aquaculture. The species is also a popular aquarium fish....

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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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