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2010-10-20 05:00:00

GURNEE, Ill., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) announces that Harlan Pollock, M.D., has been elected AAAASF's new board president. He assumes the post after serving as vice president for the board of directors and performing many roles and chairing many committees such as the strategic planning committee and standards committee. These important committees are essential for the advancement and...


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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