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2008-08-05 15:00:39

To: AUTO EDITORS Contact: Nancy Gravatt, +1-202-452-7115, ngravatt@steel.org; or Deanna Lorincz, +1-248-945-4763, lorinczd@autosteel.org WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announced today establishment of the AISI Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) with the mission "to advance the competitive use of steel through a market-driven strategy that promotes cost effective steel based solutions." The new Institute, which will...


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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