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2005-12-05 06:58:41

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Fourteen men, including the jailed killer of a Dutch filmmaker, went on trial on Monday accused of plotting attacks and membership in a terrorist network. Dutch police arrested the men after the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh last November by Mohammed Bouyeri. Bouyeri was sentenced to life in jail earlier this year. He and most of the other men are descendants of Moroccan immigrants. The trial is a key test of a new Dutch law, which...

2005-12-04 18:22:52

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Fourteen men, including the jailed killer of a Dutch filmmaker, go on trial on Monday accused of planning attacks and belonging to a militant Islamist network. Dutch police arrested the men, mostly with Moroccan roots, after the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh last November by Mohammed Bouyeri, sentenced to life in jail earlier this year. The trial is a key test of a new Dutch law, which introduced the charge of "membership of a criminal...

2005-11-05 08:35:18

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - An unnamed source has told Dutch police that a group of suspected Islamic militants plotted to shoot down a plane belonging to the Israeli airline El Al in August, Dutch television reported. The public television news program NOVA based its report, aired on Friday evening, on a prosecutor's dossier that it said had led to the arrest last month of seven people, aged 18 to 30, on suspicion of plotting attacks against Dutch politicians and government buildings....

2005-10-14 10:46:50

By Niclas Mika and Nicola Leske THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Dutch police arrested seven people in anti-terror raids on Friday on suspicion of plotting attacks against politicians and government buildings. The sound of shots or explosions was heard in The Hague, the seat of the Dutch government, during raids there but it was not clear what caused it or whether anyone was hurt. The national anti-terrorism coordinator, Tjibbe Joustra, said people suspected of "terrorist activities" were...

2005-10-14 07:02:45

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch police arrested several suspects in anti-terror raids on Friday, the country's national anti-terror coordinator said. The office of Tjibbe Joustra said in a statement that several people suspected of "terrorist activities" had been arrested and that a number of government officials and buildings were being given extra security. Dutch news agency ANP said that among seven people arrested was Samir Azzouz, who was acquitted in April of charges he planned...


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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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