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2008-09-22 06:00:18

By From news reports A fire at a dance club in this southern city, apparently started by fireworks, left 43 people dead, many of them killed in a panicked stampede as they tried to escape, state media and government officials said. The fire, which broke out just before midnight Saturday at the packed King of the Dancers club, also injured at least 88 people, an official with the Shenzhen Work Safety Bureau said. As is common with Chinese officials questioned by reporters, the man refused...

2008-09-21 12:00:12

BEIJING (AP) -- A fire that swept through a nightclub in southern China has killed at least 43 people, a government safety official said Sunday. The fire, which broke out late Saturday, also injured at least 88 people, said the official with the Shenzhen Work Safety Bureau. Like many other Chinese officials, the man refused to give his name. Shenzhen is just over the border from Hong Kong in Guangdong province. The official Xinhua News Agency reported that an initial police...


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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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