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2005-11-01 12:25:21

By Richard Satran NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four of New York's best-known restaurants won the top "three-star" rating from France's Michelin on Tuesday, the first time the prestigious ranking has been given outside Europe. Le Bernardin, Per Se, Alain Ducasse and Jean-Georges were cited as "an exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey." The guide maker decided to publish its first North American guide in New York this year "because of the city's reputation as one of the world's leading...


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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