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2009-05-12 08:11:34

Latvia's statistics office said the gross domestic product dropped 18 percent in the first three months this year compared with the same period 2008. Latvia's economy declined 4.6 percent in 2008 and in the first quarter this year the country's production and services sectors have decreased sharply, the Baltic Times newspaper said Tuesday. In the first quarter, hotel and restaurant services declined 34 percent, retail production went down 25 percent and manufacturing quantity dropped 22...


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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