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2011-01-27 16:42:00

ANTIOCH, Calif., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Avogadro Group, an emission testing company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area was one of a select number of companies nationwide chosen to work on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) project to perform side-by-side analysis comparison of old and new PM2.5 emission testing methods. "Being one of the companies chosen to collect this important data highlights our role as an industry leader in particulate matter (PM)...


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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