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2008-06-24 02:29:55

SOUTHAMPTON, England, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The recipients of cash prizes totaling $252,000 for The Second Annual Jose Iturbi International Music Competition at UCLA -- the highest cash prizes of any piano and singing competition worldwide -- were announced Friday, June 20 (Vocal) and Saturday, June 21 (Piano) at Schoenberg Hall. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080623/LAM080) Thirty year-old Soprano Angela Meade earned the competition's $50,000 First Place Vocal prize by...


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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