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2007-07-24 06:22:19

Hotel, convention and airline officials from Las Vegas and Reno will participate in the Nevada Commission on Tourism's fifth annual tourism-building mission to China, designed to attract more visitors from the country with the world's fastest-growing economy, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced Monday. During the sales mission Aug. 5-10, Krolicki and commission Director Tim Maland, joined by industry partners, will receive briefings from high-level officials at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing...


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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