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Spixs Guan
2008-11-25 22:48:27

The Spix's Guan (Penelope jacquacu), is a species of bird found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It has a global range of over 3,000,000 square miles and is listed a least concern species by the IUCN Red List. Spix's Guan is a fairly large bird, at about 36 inches in length. It has a relatively...

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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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