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2010-08-20 10:07:00

The Pentagon's Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E) emphasized the importance of developing new technology in order to make military spending more efficient, according to Reuters reports published on Thursday.During comments he made to reporters during a briefing in Washington, Zachary Lemnios, the top technology officer in the Defense Department said that an ongoing cost-cutting movement is intended to modernize the military, not lower the overall budget of U.S....


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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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