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Entertainment News Archive - July 17, 2010

BELMONT, Ohio, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has installed a temporary cell site--called a COW, or Cell On Wheels--to Belmont to provide additional network coverage and calling capacity for the thousands of people flocking to the Jamboree in the Hills country music event through this weekend. This service enhancement means that more customers can use the Verizon Wireless network concurrently, whether making voice calls or using data applications such as text and picture messaging.

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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