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2008-08-01 18:00:29

By ADAM AASEN Florida's public universities have dealt with budget cuts that have caused layoffs and raises in tuition. But for many for-profit colleges in the state, business is booming. The number of for-profit, degree-granting colleges in Florida increased from 238 in 2003 to 313 this year, according to the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. According to a recent U.S. Department of Education report, 15 percent of all associate degrees in 2005-06 were granted...


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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