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2008-07-05 15:00:11

By STACI MATLOCK Tom Udall leads a push to recognize the 17,638-acre Sabinoso Wilderness World: Public access relies on landowners SABINOSO WILDERNESS, N.M. -- Sam DesGeorges rested his buckskin horse on a rocky trail midway up a mesa in northeastern New Mexico. Above and below, jumbled stands of junipers and pinons, cholla cactus and scrub oak grew out of the steep slope. More terra cotta- colored mesas and golden grasslands stretched away to the eastern horizon. When human voices...


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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