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2011-05-16 14:44:00

SWINDON, England, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has announced that over 500,000 pounds has been donated just one month after it launched an appeal to secure the future of one of Snowdonia's most precious landscapes. The campaign to raise 1 million pounds to secure Llyndy Isaf was given an extra boost as Welsh Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones declared her support: "The National Trust plays a key role in protecting and managing the Welsh countryside, the beauty and...


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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