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Business News Archive - July 07, 2005

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Sprint Corp. said on Thursday it has begun selling high-speed wireless services to laptop computer users and would have services in business districts and airports in 34 U.S. markets in July, making it the second U.S. mobile operator to offer such services.

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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