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2010-09-16 04:25:00

LONDON/>, September 16, 2010/> /PRNewswire/ -- Alstom and Virgin Trains have unveiled a new look for one of the fifty-two high-speed tilting Pendolino trains serving the West Coast Main Line. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/alstom/44217/ The train, renamed "Alstom Pendolino" by Virgin Trains CEO Tony Collins/> during a ceremony at Euston station, London/>, now displays a specially designed Alstom branding alongside that of...


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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