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2008-08-28 00:00:26

As part of the Devon Open Studios 2008 Art Trail in the South Hams, four Dartmouth women are exhibiting a rich and varied collection of work in different media. They are united by the imprint of memories left behind by women's lives and work over the ages. Rita Seres recycles traditional materials gathered from distant corners of the world when creating her striking jewellery. Every bead and amulet tells its own story of the women who have worn and treasured them in the past. Angela...


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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