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2009-08-05 09:40:50

A big-screen version of the classic Dodge City-set radio and television series Gunsmoke is in development, The Hollywood Reporter said. National Treasure: Book of Secrets screenwriter Gregory Poirier reportedly is close to finishing his first draft for the action-adventure western, which will once again focus on 19th century hero Marshal Matt Dillon. The entertainment industry trade newspaper said CBS Films's re-imagining of the original series will still be set in the Old West, but will also...


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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