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2006-05-16 05:18:48

LONDON (Reuters) - A video artist best known for filming a dance marathon in Ramallah and a sculptor who offers works comprising twigs, dust and fluff are among the Turner Prize contenders this year. The shortlist for the 25,000 pound art prize was announced on Tuesday. The contending works will be exhibited at Tate Britain from October with the winner to be announced on December 4. The judges, whose choices for the Turner Prize often provoke howls of rage from the wider art world,...


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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