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2010-06-17 11:48:21

According to Russia's Federal Space Agency, cosmonaut Leonid Kizim died on Monday at the age of 68. Kizim, a veteran of two earlier space flights, was born on August 5, 1941 in Krasnyi Lyman in the Ukraine.  He graduated as a pilot in 1963 from the Chernigov Lenin Komsomol Higher Air Force and flew as a test pilot and parachutist before becoming a cosmonaut. In 1969 he served on the support crews for the joint missions of Soyuz 6,7 and 8.  He flew with crewmate Vladimir Solovyov...


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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