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International News Archive - March 04, 2013

Thai Prime Minister Vows To Ban Domestic Ivory Trade

The prime minister of Thailand has pledged to take steps to change the country’s currently legal domestic ivory trade in order to help protect endangered elephants, various media outlets reported Sunday.

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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