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2004-12-01 09:00:10

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Cellular Corporation and TDS Telecom, subsidiaries of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. , today announced that they have each completed the sale of certain wireless properties, as previously announced on Aug. 4, 2004, to ALLTEL Communications, Inc. of Little Rock, Ark. for a total of approximately $144 million in cash (approximately $112 million after taxes), including a working capital adjustment. LeRoy T. Carlson, Jr., president...


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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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