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2014-07-04 12:21:27

AMHERST, NS, July 4, 2014 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, July 8(th) at 11:30 a.m., The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada will be celebrating with wish child Natasha, who has just received her wish and has been able to kick off the summer with fun. The Children's Wish Foundation is currently working on six wishes in the Amherst area and Natasha is the first of these to receive her wish. Fourteen-year-old Natasha is diagnosed with severe Cerebral Palsy and is unable to move easily in her...


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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