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2009-09-06 14:42:25

Scottish musicians like Tommy Reilly and Midge Ure are set to perform at an event recognizing the end of Scotland's Year of Homecoming 2009, organizers say. Geoff Ellis, head of the DF Concerts promotional firm, said Homecoming Live: The Final Fling will bring to an end the Scottish campaign intended to draw people of Scottish ancestry to the country of their roots, The Scotsman reported Sunday. This is a homecoming gig, the kind of thing that is going to bring people back to Scotland, Ellis...


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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