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Business News Archive - August 27, 2007

MIAMI, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines announced today that it's the only airline to offer offers the option of curbside check in for passengers traveling on international flights from Miami International Airport (MIA).

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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