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2009-05-24 12:33:04

The mayor of the French village of Vauvenargues says a chateau once used by famed Spanish painter Pablo Picasso is set to open to the general public. Mayor Philippe Charrin said when the Vauvenargues chateau where Picasso resided from 1959 to 1961 opens to the public Monday, it will have to adapt to village conditions, The Sunday Times of London said. The Picasso chateau will have to adapt itself to the life of the village and not the other way round, Charrin said. The chateau was abandoned...


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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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