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2009-07-28 15:19:44

Officials with western England's Wookey Hole Caves said more than 2,000 people have applied to become the attraction's new resident witch. Organizers of the search to find a resident witch for the Wells, England, caves said the performer will earn $82,000 per year portraying a legendary witch said to have lived in the caves during the Dark Ages, CNN reported Tuesday. Local legend states the witch lived with goats in the cave until she was turned to stone by a splash of holy water from an abbot.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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