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2011-03-02 09:18:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With nearly 75 percent of the 1.2 million Palm Beach County residents owning homes and the National Weather Service's prediction for "exceptionally dry" conditions in Florida this winter, water districts are considering additional mandates to dramatically reduce water usage across the state. For the one million homeowners in Palm Beach County, this creates an ongoing struggle to keep their lawns healthy, green and beautiful. That is...


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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