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2013-07-19 23:17:47

Despite recent growth in the Retail Market for Audio Equipment, a recession-induced dip in disposable income resulted in a drop in industry revenue; although new technology has made industry products more profitable and increased the prevalence of online retailers, the industry has also begun to see competition from consumer electronics with built-in audio systems. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the The Retail Market for Audio Equipment to its...


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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