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2009-02-25 14:27:46

Police in New York said an alleged armed robber confessed loudly to his entire neighborhood after police apprehended the wrong man. Investigators said Raymond Gramby, 37, allegedly pulled a knife inside of a deli at about 1:45 a.m. Monday and fled with two bottles of Olde English malt liquor, the New York Post reported Wednesday. Officers followed the suspect back to his apartment building, but mistakenly grabbed a different man who answered the door. Gramby then opened his window and...


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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