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Business News Archive - December 09, 2007

SUPERSTARDOM beckons for Scots rockers Logan after they scooped Best Rock Band at the recent 2007 New Music Awards. Guitarist Mick Coll already has his eyes on a shiny new Aston Martin Vanquish. What was your first car? A Citroen BX. I paid pounds 200 for it.

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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