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2008-06-16 15:00:33

By HEATHER, Ben in Queenstown UEENSTOWN Airport Corporation's information day failed to impress Frankton residents concerned about noisy night flights. The airport laid out plans for their expanded noise boundary and new midnight flight curfew, at the Queenstown Events Centre yesterday. However, people who attended said they were unimpressed. Marian Sim lives in McBride St, which will be swallowed by the proposed expanded noise boundaries. She expected a public meeting, not...


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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