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Space Scotch? New ISS Study To Focus On Whiskey Maturation Process
2012-04-12 12:08:31

Scotch and malt whiskey connoisseurs should take note of a new experiment en route to the International Space Station (ISS): a study that will gauge the effect of zero gravity on the maturing process of the popular alcoholic beverage. As reported Thursday by MSNBC.com's Alan Boyle, Slashgear's Shane McGlaun, and others, Ardbeg Distillery, a liquor company headquartered on the island of Islay, Scotland, announced earlier this week that they had sent vials of raw malt ingredients to the ISS...


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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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