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2014-04-08 08:27:03

LUGANO, Switzerland, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Opteres, an international fine art advisory that is quietly reshaping the way high-end collectors do business, is set to make some noise before the official start of Art Basel Hong Kong. On May 12th, a group of distinguished private guests, including many of Asia's top art collectors, will gather for the unveiling of museum-quality works by two of the greatest artists of the 20th century. (Logo:...


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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