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2006-02-21 07:45:40

HONOLULU (AP) - Blending scientific and Hawaiian exhibits, an astronomy center atop Mauna Kea hopes to ease conflicts over the development of a volcano considered sacred by Hawaiians. When the $28 million Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii opens Thursday, officials expect its more than 300 exhibits in a 12,000-square-foot gallery to spark visitors' interest in science and provide a new tourism draw in rainy Hilo. But, as its architecture suggests, the center also strives to increase...


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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