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2011-08-19 08:10:00

Imagine being able to embrace the charm of the 18th century through the eyes of a sea-ridden pirate. I took a trip to capture the whimsical moments given by National Geographic's "Real Pirate: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship" exhibit in Denver, Colorado just days before its set to expire in the Rocky Mountain capital. The exhibit features a discovery made by Barry Clifford in 1984 of a slave ship turned pirate ship in 1717. From the moment you step into...


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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