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2010-07-09 12:28:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- BCCI, a premier commercial contractor firm, is proud to announce the commencement of construction on the Clorox Headquarters Plaza waterproofing and renovation project. The 37,500-square-foot plaza will turn a worn walkway into a Downtown Oakland destination with generous seating and landscaping to accommodate Clorox employees and workers from nearby offices. Work on the multi-faceted project began in early June which turned a waterproofing project into...

2006-08-16 15:24:43

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took formal control on Wednesday of Boston's scandal-plagued "Big Dig" highway project, naming an engineering firm to conduct a 90-day review of problems in the tunnel where a ceiling collapse last month killed a woman. Romney said that structural engineering firm Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. of Northbrook, Illinois -- which has worked on disaster recovery projects including the World Trade Center after the...


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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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