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2008-07-14 18:00:32

By BETH REESE CRAVEY Well-wishers kept telling John Westmoreland he was not sufficiently excited. When state grades were announced Tuesday, the school where he serves as principal, Ridgeview High, earned an A from students' 2008 scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, improving two grade levels from a C in 2007. The gravity of the accomplishment just took a while to sink in, he said. "I was really surprised. I thought maybe if we're lucky we'd get a B," he said. "It didn't...


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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