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2008-10-13 12:00:30

Text of report in English by Vietnamese radio text website on 13 October As of November, transport vehicles from Vietnam and China will be allowed to pass through the border area between Huu Nghi (Friendship) gate in Vietnam's Lang Son Province and Pengqiang gate in China's Guangxi Province. A preliminary agreement to the effect has just been signed between transport management agencies at the border areas of the two countries in Pengqiang City. According to the Chinese People's Daily...


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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