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2011-01-31 14:40:27

Robert F. Corrigan Jr., has been named vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Baylor College of Medicine. The appointment was made by the BCM Board of Trustees. Corrigan was a partner and business attorney with the Health Care Law Group at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. since 1988. In that position, he has served as an adviser to BCM on a variety of issues. Corrigan received a bachelor of arts degree from Rice University and a law degree from Vanderbilt University School...


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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