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2011-08-08 02:00:00

LONDON, August 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Recent data shows that Tenerife holidays have been particularly popular in 2011; Travelmatch.co.uk says this owes to the island's great weather and lovely hotels - According to Travelmatch [http://www.travelmatch.co.uk ], a new travel discovery engine, holidays to Tenerife have been very popular in 2011. Many of the company's customers have booked all inclusive packages to the island to get some time in the sun. Data from...

2011-04-28 03:00:00

MANCHESTER, England, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online travel agent On the Beach has released its ten most popular destinations for British tourists this coming summer. The list is dominated by Spain as seven of the featured destinations are located in the European country. The travel agent has attributed this trend to the availability of cheap flights to the country's many excellent resorts. The list ranks the top ten destinations based upon total projected departures during...

2011-04-15 02:00:00

MANCHESTER, England, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online travel agent On the Beach has revealed that holidays to the Canary Islands are becoming increasingly popular with their customers. They have seen a significant rise in visits to Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria in 2011. Alistair Daly, Marketing Director of On the Beach, comments: "In the past few months we have seen a surge in visits to these islands -- we believe this was prompted by the poor winter...

2008-07-26 18:00:28

A GRANDMOTHER who flew to the Canary Islands using her husband's passport spoke of her shock about the document mix-up yesterday. Andrea Cole accidentally picked up the wrong passport when leaving her Cardiff home for the week-long holiday with her mother, and did not realize her mistake until minutes before their flight was due to leave. The mother-of-three had already passed through two sets of checks at Cardiff International Airport - and was then allowed through immigration at...

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2004-12-01 08:13:29

MADRID, Spain (AP) -- An estimated 100 million locusts swarmed one of the Canary Islands Tuesday, but the crop-ravaging insects - many with only a week to live - posed little threat, arriving with missing wings and broken legs after their 60-mile flight from the African mainland. Millions of others in the swarm were being blown back out to sea before arriving on Fuerteventura Island as the strong Atlantic Ocean winds changed direction. The reddish, grasshopper-like insects began infesting...


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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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