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2008-08-21 00:00:41

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malayan Christian Schools' Council has welcomed the Education Ministry's plan to help all 410 mission schools. It said that mission schools found it challenging to maintain their facilities and education standards in the wake of rising inflation and the growing expectations of parents. Chairman Yap Kok Keong said the schools had been kept afloat through donations channelled through churches. "For far too long these churches have been helping the schools through the...


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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