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Gordon Fullerton
2012-09-19 14:20:48

Gordon Fullerton is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Charles Gordon Fullerton on October 11, 1936 in Rochester, New York. Fullerton graduated from U.S. Grant High School in Portland, Oregon and went on to further his education at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, where he earned Bachelor of Science and Master of...

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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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