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2005-11-25 15:46:59

By Gennady Fyodorov ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Yevgeny Plushenko made a triumphant return to international competition after an eight-month injury lay-off by winning the short programme with a personal best in the Cup of Russia Grand Prix on Friday. The Russian, who has not competed since pulling out of this year's world championships with a groin injury, dazzled the home crowd with an array of jumps, spins and elegant footwork. Plushenko, skating to the music of Puccini's...


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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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