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2011-06-16 09:24:00

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero accepted the final report of the National Archives Forensic Document Examination Team which tested two pages of handwritten notes of H. R. "Bob" Haldeman, a chief of staff to President Richard M. Nixon, 1969-1973. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100630/DC29053LOGO) The report is online at www.archives.gov/research/investigations/watergate/haldeman-notes.html Watch this 4:28...

2009-11-18 10:04:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Archives and Records Administration announced today that it is convening a forensic document examination team to study two pages of the handwritten notes of H. R. Haldeman, a chief of staff to President Richard M. Nixon, 1969-1973. The notes are among the permanent records in the holdings of the National Archives. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080925/DC35252LOGO) The two pages of notes under investigation were...


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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