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2009-07-07 18:47:42

A British man says he cut himself shaving and discovered what he had believed was a cyst was a shard from a windshield. Thomas Entwistle of Asltey Bridge, Bolton, England, told The Daily Telegraph he was thrown through the windshield of a Ford Cortina about 30 years ago, but didn't associate the accident with the small lump on his chin. He nicked the lump while shaving a couple of weeks ago and it became infected, then he noticed it moved slightly down his chin. The 52-year-old was on...


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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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