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copper

ko per

  • n  a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor
  • n  a copper penny
  • n  uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
  • n  a reddish-brown color resembling the color of polished copper
  • n  any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having coppery wings
  • v  coat with a layer of copper

  • Although 90% occupied with defense business, Revere Copper Brass, copper fabricator, last week revealed that it had laid off 1,100 workers, 12% of its working force.
  • In the kingdom of copper there are two major provinces.
  • In the face of a commodity decline which has caused such losses in the past five months as 15% for wheat, 16% for silver, 13% for lead, copper long stayed firm at 18.
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  • Anna Bligh in PressZoom (press release)
    This is great news for Queensland and the Queensland economy,Ms Bligh said today. "Frankly, it's a relief to have this issue behind us. We can now move full steam ahead with projects like LNG in Gladstone and Ernest Henry copper mine in Mt...
  • Robert Mugabe in International Herald Tribune
    Many countries have oil, gold, diamond, copper, platinum - but we cannot put our acts together. We must unite not just politically but also economically,Mugabe said.
  • Ian Macdonald in FOXNews
    We are even seeing problems at cemeteries with the stealing of copperfrom grave sites, Macdonald told reporters.

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