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2008-07-25 06:00:28

IT WILL be buckets and spades galore at a community beach party in Warwickshire. The party in Lighthorne Heath on Saturday, August 2, celebrates the opening of a new Children's Centre in Stratford Road. Activities include sand and water play, face painting, music and dancing, information and advice, and a "blender vender" bicycle which blends fruit into smoothies. Families are invited to bring a picnic to the event at the centre, which runs from 10am to 2pm. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening...


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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