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2011-04-15 02:00:00

LONDON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There's been a distinct rise in US travellers interested in visiting Europe in the last year, and the cruise industry is busy moving vessels to Australia to meet an increased demand. However, with 24 North American ports and increased competition amongst cruise retailers, home port cruise vacations are a great alternative to flying to a distant embarkation port, as they have become easier to get to and even cheaper to enjoy, say CruiseLineFans....

2009-10-13 07:00:00

Exhibit "Forgotten Gateway" to Highlight the Galveston History as a Port of Entry and Immigrants Who Shaped the American History GALVESTON, Texas, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moody Gardens is looking for area residents with ties to the immigrants who came to the U.S. through Galveston. Those descendant families are encouraged to share Galveston immigration stories and historical artifacts toward the new traveling exhibit Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America through Galveston...


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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