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2008-07-16 15:00:45

Excerpt from report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency Dnipropetrovsk, 16 July: The trade union of steel industry workers and miners of Ukraine [TUSIWMU] and the trade union committee of the Arcelor Mittal Kryvyy Rih steel plant (formerly known as Kryvorizhstal) have got no complaints about the fulfilment of social programmes by the plant's owner [one of the world's largest steel producers, Mittal Steel], the head of the TUSIWMU's central committee, Volodymyr Kazachenko, said. "I do not want...

2008-07-15 09:01:06

Text of report by commercial, news-based 5 Kanal TV on 15 July The Mittal Steel company, the owner of the Kryvyy Rih steel plant [formerly known as Kryvorizhstal], has said in a press release that it has fulfilled all the investment obligations the company committed itself to when purchasing Kryvorizhstal. Mittal Steel released the statement after the State Property Fund of Ukraine said that the agreement on the Kryvorizhstal sale should be revoked due to [Mittal Steel's alleged] failure...


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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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