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2008-10-04 00:00:20

Text of report by state-owned Namibian newspaper New Era website on 3 October [Report by Desie Heita: "Onshore Diamond Production Down"] The eventuality of a decrease in one of Namibia's major sources of income is increasingly becoming a reality with the onshore diamond production continuing to decline. Although Namdeb, the country's largest diamond miner, is currently engaged in plans to infuse and extend the lifespan of land- based diamond mining, the reserve bank says these are just...


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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