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2011-12-12 14:00:00

Maryland Half Marathon announces 2012 race date including new programs and Dozer's Dash. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 The fourth annual Maryland Half Marathon to benefit the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2012, in the Howard County community of Maple Lawn. New to the 2012 race is Dozerâs Dash, an eight-mile race-within-a-race named in honor of Dozer the Dog, a Goldendoodle who made national news...


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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