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2010-02-15 13:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has named Jim Dean president of its Tampa, Fla. parks, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. Dean replaces Donnie Mills, who last week was promoted to Chief Operating Officer - Busch Gardens and Sesame Place for the Orlando-based company. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100215/FL54977 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091201/FL19045LOGO ) Dean is currently Executive Vice President,...


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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