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Attercop

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.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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