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2013-01-15 23:02:23

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) announces the appointment of Sara Ortwein, president of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company (URC), as chair of their Industry and Community Affiliates (ICA) Committee. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 15, 2013 Sara N. Ortwein, president of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company (URC), has been appointed chair of the Industry and Community Affiliates (ICA) Committee of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas...


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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