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2006-01-17 22:36:43

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha and Fountains Of Wayne/Ivy principal Adam Schlesinger have signed on to produce a new studio album from enduring soft rock act America. It will be the first from the group, best known for such massive '70s hits as "Ventura Highway," "Sister Golden Hair," "Tin Man" and "A Horse With No Name," since 1998's "Human Nature." Despite having been absent from the pop charts since 1983's No. 33 hit "The...


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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