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Segnosaurus
2011-03-29 19:40:25

Segnosaurus, meaning "slow lizard," is a genus of therizinosaurid theropod dinosaur from the Cenomanian to Turonian stages of the Late Cretaceous Period. The type species, S. galinensis, was described in 1979 by Dr. A. Perle. It is known from three specimens consisting of a mandible, pelvis, hind limb, partial forelimb and vertebrae, as well as other fragments. The specimens were recovered from...

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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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