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2008-08-27 09:00:09

Authorities say hijackers remained on board a Sudanese airliner Wednesday after freeing 100 passengers at an isolated desert airport in Libya. "The two hijackers and the crew are still inside. We are continuing to negotiate with them," a Libyan official told Sky News. The Sun Air Boeing 737 was hijacked Tuesday en route from Darfur's largest city, Nyala, to Khartoum in Sudan. The hijackers are believed linked to the Sudan Liberation Army, Sky News reported. Libya gave permission for the...

2008-08-27 09:00:09

Text of report by Qatari government-funded, pan-Arab news channel Al-Jazeera satellite TV on 26 August [Unidentified Al Jazeera announcer] Well, we're going back to one of our developing stories now, and the hijacking of a plane in Sudan. The passenger plane had taken off from Darfur and was on its way to the capital Khartoum when it was hijacked. It's now on the ground in Libya and we have reports the hijackers want to refuel and take off for France. We have very little information on who...


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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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