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2009-06-16 15:20:23

Three recession-hit New Yorkers said they have found a way to keep living in the city they love: They each pay $100 a month to pitch a tent in a friend's yard. New York University graduates Louis Frank, 22, and Simon Levy, 22, and their pal Emerson Brown, 22, said their friend, who lives in a $2,250-per-month duplex apartment with five other people in the city's Brooklyn borough, allows them the three one-man tents in the back yard plus kitchen and bathroom privileges for the monthly fee, the...


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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