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2008-09-05 06:00:12

By Sue Gilmore The last time I saw violin soloist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg -- and the only time I've ever met her face to face -- she was flush with success and happily hobnobbing late at night in a Sacramento restaurant with string players from the orchestra that had just supported her turn with the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. I remember marveling at what a collegial and downright democratic personality this world-renowned musician seemed to be. So it's nice, a couple of decades later,...


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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