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2008-06-24 09:02:48

Monroe County Sheriff Richard Roth recently endorsed the building of a recovery center/public lodging facility able to withstand a Category 5 hurricane at Old Island Harbor, a proposed mixed-use development that emphasizes waterfront revitalization at Stock Island's Safe Harbor. In a letter addressed to Old Island Harbor, Sheriff Roth states: "Most public employees who must remain after a total evacuation is ordered have no refuge accommodations that are comfortable, safe and can...


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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