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2012-09-07 23:01:04

Last week the Obama Administration finalized historic 54.5 Miles Per Gallon Fuel Efficiency Standards. On Thursday, August 30th, Congressman Mike Quigley, Mike Douba from Argonne National Laboratory, State Representative Ann Williams, and Jeff Riley with the Pew Environment Group explained the important benefits for consumers, the auto industry, Illinois, and the nation. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 06, 2012 Congressman Mike Quigley, Mike Douba of Argonne National Laboratory, State...


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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