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Latest Sydney funnel-web spider Stories

2012-02-17 08:00:00

The Science Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes insights into specific subjects of all areas of natural science. The latest review covers the Aranha Mouse Spider which is a spider whose bite can be serious but can be effectively treated with funnel-web antivenom, Holocene which is a geological epoch which began around 12,000 years ago and continues to the present, and Lantana which is a perennial flowering plant native to tropical regions and growing as herbaceous plants and shrubs up to two...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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