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2010-09-13 10:15:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Rivers, the leading conservation organization fighting to protect and restore the nation's rivers, announced a $15,000 grant from The Orvis Company to help preserve the Yuba River Watershed, one of the last strongholds for wild, self-sustaining, threatened salmon and steelhead runs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100218/DC56550LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100218/DC56550LOGO) The Yuba watershed,...


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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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