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2006-06-29 04:40:00

TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 struck the southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, the semi-official Fars news agency said on Thursday. The quake hit the Gulf island of Qeshm off Hormuzgan's south coast at 11:32 p.m. (2002 GMT) on Wednesday. The full extent of the damage was not immediately known. "Rescue teams had been sent to the area," a spokesman for Hormuzgan's Red Crescent aid network told Reuters, adding that he did...


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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