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Entertainment News Archive - December 11, 2006

BALTIMORE, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Wise Metals Group LLC has entered a financing transaction with the Employees' Retirement Systems of Alabama and the Teachers' Retirement System of Alabama to provide funding of up to $30 million, company officials said.

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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