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CarbonFiber
2012-03-14 06:15:36

Today carbon fiber is heralded for its strength, its rigidity and its ability to be cast in shapes that would be virtually impossible with other materials. Carbon fiber is now commonly used in high performance automobiles, and in the world of sporting goods with everything from skis to bicycles to golf clubs. It is used as casing for laptops and even has been utilized as a material for cutting edge jewelry makers looking to go cutting edge. Of course the biggest use of carbon fiber is in...


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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