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2010-11-09 08:41:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A natural products manufacturing facility believed to be the first of its kind in the country recently opened at the Enka site of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) The facility is a division of Blue Ridge Food Ventures, an agribusiness incubator and job-creation initiative of the regional...


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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