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2008-06-24 06:02:46

Text of report by Papua New Guinea newspaper The National website on 24 June [Canadian] deep-sea miner Nautilus Minerals last Friday [20 June] entered into a 25m US dollar (67.48m kina) binding agreement with Norway's North Sea Shipping to provide the specialist mining support vessel (MSV) for Nautilus's Solwara-1 project in Papua New Guinea. North Sea Shipping is a leading Norwegian ship owner and operator in offshore oil and gas industry. They will provide a 160m dynamically positioned...


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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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