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2008-07-17 09:01:11

Text of report in English by website of independent Indonesian news magazine Tempo on 17 July [by Ahmad Fikri] Bandung: West Java Mining and Energy Office has proposed five new geothermal sites to be considered as power plants. They are located at Mount Papandayan, Ciremai, Cikuray, Guntur Masigit and Malabar. "Mount Papandayan and Ciremai are still under [state oil concern] Pertamina's management," West Java Mining and Energy Office chief Tb. Hisni [said] in Bandung yesterday. For these...


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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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