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Video Games Sales Slow, But Still Going Strong
2013-03-07 04:48:26

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Even in a harsh economic climate, gamers continue to spend money on games, according to a new report. "Core Gaming 2013," a report released by The NPD Group, finds that almost half of the US population 9 and older play video games on a core gaming device. Purchasing of new games continues, but the rate of spending in the category is somewhat reduced compared to a year ago. While core gamers are still purchasing games, the rate at...


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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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