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Space Gear And Recycling
2012-05-19 04:40:48

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Who hasn´t, in the days of their youth, cast their eyes skyward to count the stars, make guesses as to how large the moon really is, and wish so badly to be able to float amongst the firmament? Of course, it´s likely you – like the rest of us – weren´t able to make these dreams come true, a notion which probably hits you hardest near your 30th birthday. Just because you can´t float in the inky blackness of space...


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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