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2006-04-24 06:37:10

By Tom Pfeiffer RABAT (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao kicks off the African leg of a world tour in Morocco on Monday, boosting already booming ties to a continent rich in the energy and minerals his country needs to feed a fast-growing economy. China's Africa drive first moved up a gear when Hu visited Gabon in 2004, lending impetus to business links in a campaign that raised both hopes and hackles far beyond African shores. "Africa's trade links are shifting from the global...


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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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