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Soft Matter
2012-05-17 14:57:40

Soft Matter is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published weekly (48 times per year) by the Royal Society of Chemistry. It was established in 2005, initially publishing only 12 issues per year. As submissions increased, the journal began publishing 24 issues per year in 2009, and then increased to its current output in 2012. As of May 2012, the editor of Soft Matter is Liz Davies. Soft...

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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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