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2011-03-23 13:05:00

LISSE, Netherlands, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mrs. Bettina Wulff, spouse of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, has officially opened the 62nd edition of the world famous international flower exhibition Keukenhof. Accompanied by her husband Mr. Christian Wulff and the Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, as well as many other dignitaries, she baptized a newly bred, beautiful colored tulip, named after her. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/NY70434 )...


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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