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2005-04-20 08:10:00

DETROIT (AFP) -- It will be more than a decade before alternative technologies like hybrid vehicles have a notable impact on gas consumption, a senior executive at DaimlerChrysler told AFP. "No technology is going to make any significant difference unless it has market penetration," Marc Chernoby, vice president of advance engineering at Chrysler Group, said in a recent interview at the auto maker's headquarters in Auburn Hills, near Detriot. "The only way you're going to provide high...


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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