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2008-07-25 12:01:00

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA [Pyongyang Korean Central Broadcasting Station (KCBS) in Korean has not been observed to carry the following as of 1000 gmt on 25 July; KCNA headline: "Work To Prevent Flood Damage in Rainy Season"] Pyongyang, July 25 (KCNA) - An energetic work is on across the DPRK to prevent flood and rainstorm damage in the current rainy season. The phyongchon [p'yo'ngch'on] and other district street infrastructure control stations...


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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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