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2012-07-20 23:02:39

The Horse and Sports Betting industry in Australia is undergoing significant change, as governments abandon their holdings in state-based TAB operations to effectively develop a national wagering market. Private betting websites are also gaining a greater foothold in the market, due to changing consumer demand and preferences, and improved access to betting websites. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Horse and Sports Betting industry in...


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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