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2008-08-27 18:00:00

By Wayne Stackhouse THE beautfiful Italian region of Tuscany is usually associated as a holiday destination for the more well heeled or Prime Ministers with the right friends. But that all seems to be changing as the number of low cost airline destinations increases. And with the help of Ryanair's regular service from Birmingham to Pisa airport, I discovered a break to that part of Italy which has so many charms, doesn't have to come at a particularly high price in these credit crunch...


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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