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2011-03-09 04:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, announced today the results of a groundbreaking undercover investigation inside the world of recreational and professional wildlife trapping. This is the first known undercover investigation of trapping in the U.S. (www.bornfreeusa.org/victimsofvanity). The investigation, which took place in and around wooded areas and farms in Pennsylvania, reveals shocking cruelty and brutality...


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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