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2008-10-03 09:00:23

Turbulence causes Taiwan plane to lose control in Thai airspace before landing, 21 injured BANGKOK, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- A China Airlines passenger plane lost control and experienced a steep drop over Thai airspace when approaching Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport Thursday noon, injuring 21 people on board. The CI641 jetliner heading for Bangkok, a 10-year-old Boeing 747- 400 passenger aircraft which belongs to Taiwan's major carrier China Airlines, had departed from Hong Kong at 10:50 a.m....


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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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