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2008-07-04 09:00:39

By Dan Heath, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Jul. 4--PLATTSBURGH -- The Town of Plattsburgh is looking to help North Country residents deal with rising home-energy costs with an Alternative Energy Fair. The fair is being organized by Town Assistant Codes Enforcement Officer Steve Imhoff, Senior Account Clerk Nikki Martin and Account Clerk Stephenie Mitchell. "We want to get the message out to the North Country that there are things you can do to help with heat and save...


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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