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2014-04-02 08:29:33

Doha, 2-3 April 2014 DOHA, Qatar, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of Qatar's Ministry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs will be hosting the National Unity and Social Coexistence on the 2nd and 3rd of April, during which an international panel of guest speakers will be putting forth religious, cultural and historical parallels to review approaches and to counter religious militancy and extremism, with a particular focus on Syria. (Photo:...


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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