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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
At’tercop.
 
An ill-tempered person, who mars all sociability. Strictly speaking, the attercop is the poison-spider. (Anglo-Saxon, atter, poison; cop, spider. Our cob-web should be cop-web, i.e. spider-web.)   1
 


 Attaint.Attic Bee (The). 

 
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