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2005-12-21 16:47:44

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Republican Jeanine Pirro abandoned her ailing campaign to challenge U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton on Wednesday under growing pressure from fellow Republicans. With little money and dismal opinion poll ratings, Pirro issued a statement saying her legal background would make her a better candidate for state Attorney General than for U.S. Senate. "I have concluded that my head and my heart remain in law enforcement, and that my public...

2005-10-14 17:46:35

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A son-in-law of the late President Richard Nixon dropped out of the U.S. Senate race in New York on Friday, leaving a local prosecutor as the likely Republican challenger to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton next year. Edward Cox announced he was quitting hours after New York Republican Gov. George Pataki endorsed his rival, suburban Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro, for the Republican nomination. "The governor is the leader of the Republican Party....

2005-08-14 07:48:42

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton comes up for re-election next year, New York voters may well be choosing between a high-powered female attorney with a wayward husband and a high-powered female attorney with a wayward husband. The strongest potential challenger to emerge in the campaign against the Democratic Clinton is Republican Jeanine Pirro, district attorney in New York's suburban Westchester County. Pirro is the best-known of the...

2005-08-08 17:14:11

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeanine Pirro, a high-profile district attorney in the New York City suburbs, said on Monday she would seek the Republican nomination to run against Hillary Rodham Clinton for the U.S. Senate next year. Pirro, who was included on People Magazine's list of 50 most beautiful people in 1997, has a reputation for combating domestic violence and prosecuting Internet pedophiles in Westchester County, and has long been considered a possible Republican Senate candidate. In a...


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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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